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2012 House Bill 5566: Increase school and local“deficit spending” debt (Senate Roll Call 576)
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Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on July 18, 2012, to greatly increase the level of borrowing from the state that school districts and local governments can use to cover “deficit spending” that exceeds their current revenues. Specifically, under House Bills 5566 to 5570, a $5 million annual cap on this state lending would increase to $85 million each year through 2018, and the maximum amount per loan would increase from $3 million to $20 million. Short term, this would primarily authorize state money for the Benton Harbor, Muskegon Heights, Highland Park and Pontiac school districts.
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The vote was 27 in favor, 10 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 576)

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Vote
In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
336733%
663466%
1000%
12 total votes
Republican
881288%
7937%
3973%
26 total votes

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Increase school and local“deficit spending” debt

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hopgood (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)
Green (R)Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Hune (R)Jansen (R)
Jones (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)Meekhof (R)
Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)
Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Walker (R)  


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Bieda (D)Hood (D)Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)
Warren (D)Whitmer (D)Young (D)  

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Brandenburg (R)Rocca (R)


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Schuitmaker (R)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Anderson (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)  n  Brandenburg (R)Y    Casperson (R)
Y    Caswell (R)Y    Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)Y    Gleason (D)Y    Green (R)
Y    Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)  n  Hood (D)Y    Hopgood (D)
Y    Hune (R)  n  Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)  n  Johnson (D)Y    Jones (R)
Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
Y    Robertson (R)  n  Rocca (R)  -  Schuitmaker (R)  n  Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
  n  Warren (D)  n  Whitmer (D)  n  Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 576 on 2012 House Bill 5566

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Re: 2012 House Bill 5566 (Increase allowable local government and school “deficit spending” debt)  by tedeum on January 22, 2013 
Conservatives are also wrong when they argue that deficit spending and a large national debt will inevitably undermine economic growth or improve healthcare administration. To see why, we need to simply look back at times when we have run up large deficits and increased the national debt.

Re: 2012 House Bill 5566 (Increase allowable local government and school “deficit spending” debt)  by delia on January 3, 2013 

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Re: 2012 House Bill 5566 (Increase allowable local government and school “deficit spending” debt)  by allice81 on November 6, 2012 
It's funny how the government can find new ways to cover the problems that we have in our country. The real problem is cutting losses and finding ways that they can do their jobs with the funds that are given to them, not borrowing from one place and giving them to others. There are a lot of students out there that need help and tons of young minds that need the same. My advice to them is to continue your education and find ways to keep in schools, even if this means less free time and a tone of work. The system has problems with the education level, the students have problems with the money they owe to schools, is it only me that see this as a more complex then others?

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