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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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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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