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RightMi.com 2013-2014

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Select votes for the 2013-2014 session as viewed by the editors at RightMi.com, Michigan's unapologetic conservative community. This is not entirely inclusive, but reflects a few select votes of relevance. It will be updated throughout the rest of the year as well.

DISCLAIMER: This report was prepared by a user of the michiganvotes.org site. The michiganvotes.org site is not responsible for the scores, nor the preferred vote.

         

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71%Brandenburg, Jack @R X××××××--------
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48%Proos, John @R ××××××××X×××--------
45%Jones, Rick @R ××××××××××××--------
45%Robertson, David @R ××××××××××××--------
41%Hansen, Goeff @R ×××××××××××××--------
41%Schuitmaker, Tonya @R ×××××××××××××--------
36%Anderson, Glenn @D ××××××××××××××--------
36%Booher, Darwin @R ××××××××××××××--------
36%Jansen, Mark @R ××××××××××××××--------
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36%Walker, Howard @R ××××××××××××××--------
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32%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung @D ×××××××××××××××--------
29%Meekhof, Arlan @R ×××××××X××××××××--------
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25%Johnson, Bert @D ×××××X××××××X××××--------
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23%Kowall, Mike @R ×××××××××××××××××--------
23%Marleau, Jim @R ×××××××××××××××××--------
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23%Young, Coleman, II @D ×××××××××××××××××--------
22%Pappageorge, John @R ×××XX××××X×X××××××--------
22%Smith, Virgil @D X×××XX×××××××××X××--------
20%Hood, Morris, III @D ×××××××××××X××××X×--------
20%Ananich, Jim @D ×××X××××××-×××××××--------
18%Gregory, Vincent @D ××××××××××××××××××--------
18%Whitmer, Gretchen @D ××××××××××××××××××--------
14%Warren, Rebekah @D ×××××××××××××××××××--------
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93%Hooker, Thomas @R ××
93%Howrylak, Martin @R ××
83%Franz, Ray @R ×××××
83%MacMaster, Greg @R ××X×××
80%Somerville, Patrick @R ××××××
77%Bumstead, Jon @R ×××××××
77%Genetski, Robert @R ×××××××
77%Leonard, Tom @R ×××××××
73%Goike, Ken @R ××××××××
67%Dianda, Scott @D ××××××××××
67%Johnson, Joel @R ××××××××××
67%Lund, Pete @R ××××××××××
60%McBroom, Edward @R ××××××××××××
60%Nesbitt, Aric @R ××××××××××××
60%Potvin, Phil @R ××××××××××××
59%Robinson, Rose Mary @D ××××××××××××X
57%Cotter, Kevin @R ×××××××××××××
57%Kelly, Tim @R ×××××××××××××
57%MacGregor, Peter @R ×××××××××××××
53%Graves, Joseph @R ××××××××××××××
53%Pettalia, Peter @R ××××××××××××××
53%Rendon, Bruce @R ××××××××××××××
53%Shirkey, Mike @R ××××××××××××××
47%Abed, Theresa @D ××××××××××××××××
47%Brinks, Winnie @D ××××××××××××××××
47%LaFontaine, Andrea @R ××××××××××××××××
47%VerHeulen, Rob @R ××××××××××××××××
47%Yanez, Henry @D ××××××××××××××××
43%Kesto, Klint @R ×××××××××××××××××
43%Lamonte, Collene @D ×××××××××××××××××
43%Lauwers, Dan @R ×××××××××××××××××
41%Geiss, Douglas @D ××××××X×××××××××××
40%Cochran, Tom @D ××××××××××××××××××
40%Daley, Kevin @R ××××××××××××××××××
40%Foster, Frank @R ××××××××××××××××××
40%Jenkins, Nancy @R ××××××××××××××××××
40%Kurtz, Kenneth @R ××××××××××××××××××
40%Muxlow, Paul @R ××××××××××××××××××
40%O'Brien, Margaret @R ××××××××××××××××××
40%Price, Amanda @R ××××××××××××××××××
40%Victory, Roger @R ××××××××××××××××××
40%Yonker, Ken @R ××××××××××××××××××
38%Driskell, Gretchen @D ×××××××××××X×××××××
37%Kivela, John @D ×××××××××××××××××××
37%Outman, Rick @R ×××××××××××××××××××
34%Farrington, Jeff @R ×××X××××××××××××××××
33%Brown, Terry @D ××××××××××××××××××××
33%Clemente, Paul D. @D ××××××××××××××××××××
33%Forlini, Anthony @R ××××××××××××××××××××
33%Greimel, Tim @D ××××××××××××××××××××
33%Haugh, Harold @D ××××××××××××××××××××
33%Kowall, Eileen @R ××××××××××××××××××××
33%LaVoy, Bill @D ××××××××××××××××××××
33%Oakes, Stacy Erwin @D ××××××××××××××××××××
33%Pscholka, Al @R ××××××××××××××××××××
30%Callton, Mike @R ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Dillon, Brandon @D ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Heise, Kurt @R ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Lyons, Lisa @R ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%McCann, Sean @D ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Pagel, David @R ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Poleski, Earl @R ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Rogers, Bill @R ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Schmidt, Wayne @R ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Slavens, Dian @D ×××××××××××××××××××××
30%Zorn, Dale W. @R ×××××××××××××××××××××
29%Nathan, David @D ×X×××××××××××××××X××××
28%Haines, Gail @R ××××××X×××××××××××××××
28%Lori, Matt @R X×××××××××××××××××××××
27%Bolger, James "Jase" @R ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Brunner, Charles @D ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Crawford, Hugh @R ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Denby, Cindy @R ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Haveman, Joseph @R ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Jacobsen, Bradford @R ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Kosowski, Robert @D ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Lipton, Ellen @D ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%McCready, Michael @R ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Roberts, Sarah @D ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Smiley, Charles @D ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Stamas, Jim @R ××××××××××××××××××××××
27%Walsh, John @R ××××××××××××××××××××××
25%Lane, Marilyn @D ×X×××××××X×××××××××××××
25%Phelps, Phil @D --×--×-----×××-××××××××××
23%Glardon, Ben @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××
23%Irwin, Jeff @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××
23%Segal, Kate @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××
23%Switalski, Jon @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××
21%Rutledge, David E. @D X×××××××××××××××××××××××
20%Barnett, Vicki @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××
20%Darany, George T. @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××
20%Faris, Pam @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××
20%Kandrevas, Andrew @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××
20%Schor, Andy @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××
19%Olumba, John @D ××××××X××××××XX×××X××××××
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19%Hovey-Wright, Marcia @D ××××××XXX××××××××××××××××
17%Knezek, David @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××
17%Santana, Harvey @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××
17%Tlaib, Rashida @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××
14%Zemke, Adam @D ××××X×××××X×××××××××××××××
13%Banks, Brian @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
13%Cavanagh, Phil @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
13%Hobbs, Rudy @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
13%Singh, Sam @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
13%Townsend, Jim @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
10%Talabi, Alberta Tinsley @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××
7%Stallworth, Thomas, III @D ×××X××X×××××××××××××××××××××
7%Durhal, Fred, III @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
7%Stanley, Woodrow @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××

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Column Descriptions

House Bill 4633: Mandate license plate replacement
Mandate that vehicle owners must replace their license plate after 10 years, even if it is still legible. Adding cost to overburdened Michiganians.
      House Roll Call 308 on Apr. 25, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 490 on Oct. 8, 2013.

Senate Bill 489: Personal Property tax reform
Revising details of a 2012 law that exempts from property tax up to $80,000 ($40,000 in “taxable value”) worth of tools and equipment owned or leased by a business in a particular jurisdiction. This is a good start. The remaining PPT Should go next.
      House Roll Call 334 on Sep. 19, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 441 on Oct. 22, 2013.

Senate Bill 443: End Automatic Taxes Due To Union Contract Issues
To correct a requirment that school property taxes be raised to pay off lawsuit-related judgments against a school district. It establishes that this does not apply if the lawsuit was to enforce a school employee union contract or other contract that specifically relates to school operations. The House version adds a number of exceptions, including for certain schools under the receivership of an Emergency Manager, certain disputes between a school district and an Intermediate School District or the school employee pension system, etc.
      House Roll Call 533 on Dec. 12, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 659 on Dec. 12, 2013.

House Bill 4575: Revise Promise Zone Criteria
Making it easier to subsidize low income with Tax increment Financing. To revise a 2008 law authorizing “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities (TIFA) to subsidize college tuition for students in low educational attainment areas, by allowing these authorities to more easily revise the academic performance standards they may or may not require students to meet.
      House Roll Call 246 on Apr. 17, 2013.

House Bill 4714: Medicaid Expansion
Placing insurance welfare over advancing personally in Michigan. The Final vote on HB 4714 Growing the number of those eligible for Medicaid by roughly 400,000 in Michigan, creating the single largest growth of an entitlement program in the Michigan in decades.
      House Roll Call 265 on Sep. 3, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 340 on Aug. 27, 2013.

Senate Bill 556: Ban Bridge Cards Cash In Liquor Stores
To require state agencies to “work with” ATM cash machine suppliers to establish a way to stop a welfare recipient’s “bridge card” from being used to withdraw cash in a liquor store or “adult entertainment establishment.” “Bridge cards” are debit cards that have replaced food stamps and cash welfare. Next Step: Eliminate "Cash Welfare"
      House Roll Call 453 on Oct. 22, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 437 on Sep. 26, 2013.

Senate Bill 146: Extend Tax breaks to a particular development
2013 Senate Bill 146 Extend enterprise zone tax breaks to a particular development (House Roll Call 25) To revise a law that authorizes tax breaks for developers whose projects are in an area deemed a “neighborhood enterprise zone,” in a way that would allow the tax break for a particular (Specific HAND-PICKED) developer's project, notwithstanding this developer's failure to request the tax break before getting a building permit, which the current law requires.
      House Roll Call 25 on Oct. 29, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 459 on Feb. 5, 2013.

House Bill 4681: Repeal Auctioneer Licensure Mandate
2013 House Bill 4681: Repeal auctioneer registration mandate Introduced by Rep. Cindy Denby (R) on May 2, 2013, to repeal a law that imposes a licensure mandate on auctioneers. Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 2, 2013. Reported in the House on May 21, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass. Passed 84 to 21 in the House on May 29, 2013, to repeal a law that imposes a registration mandate on auctioneers.
      House Roll Call 180 on May. 2, 2013.

Senate Bill 257: Expand B.I.Z. tax-and-spend entities
Private Property concern. To expand the items that a “Business Improvement Zone” can spend money on, increase from seven years to 10 years the time one of these zones can operate without reauthorization, revise voting rules in a way that (potentially) reduces the proportion of property owners in the district needed to impose a zone's tax-and-spending powers, increase the proportion of owners needed to dissolve one, reduce notice and public meeting requirements required to establish a zone, allow the "zone" to sell services to particular property owners, increase penalties for not paying the "special assessments" these entities impose, and make other changes. These zones may be created by owners of a majority of the property in a certain area (not the same as the majority of owners), and have the power to impose property taxes (special assessments) to pay for the debt they incur to pay for projects that are supposed to benefit the property owners. Zones are NOT limited to Detroit
      House Roll Call 284 on Apr. 11, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 356 on Sep. 17, 2013.

Senate Bill 347: Expand MSHDA developer subsidies
Expand Fascism - to empower the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to use money in reserve funds to “invest” (buy ownership interest) in companies or nonprofits whose “primary purpose is to acquire ownership interests in multifamily housing projects” (and not necessarily build new ones). Ugh.
      House Roll Call 283 on May. 16, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 351 on Sep. 17, 2013.

Senate Bill 284: Sneaky Welfare and Corporatism
To authorize imposing a $1 per month surcharge on customer electric utility bills, and use the money to provide up to $50 million annually in low income home heating subsidies. This is a way for the Utility to cut losses on the back of the people who pay the bills. Welfare.
      House Roll Call 234 on May. 14, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 276 on Jun. 18, 2013.

House Bill 4259: Tax Breaks to PARTICULAR Developer
HB 4259 - To revise the criteria in the law that authorizes tax breaks for the rehabilitation and reuse of "obsolete structures" in a way that will allow granting these tax breaks to a particular Detroit developer. Corporatism
      House Roll Call 346 on Feb. 14, 2013.

Initiated Legislation 1: IL 1 BAN Taxpayer Funded Abortion w/Obamacare
2013 Initiated Legislation 1: Ban abortion coverage through federal health care law "Obamacare“ exchange (House Roll Call 484)
      House Roll Call 484 on Dec. 11, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 607 on Dec. 3, 2013.

House Bill 4715: HB 4715 Gun Control Through Ammunition
2013 House Bill 4715: Ban felons having ammo (House Roll Call 404)
      House Roll Call 404 on May. 14, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 4 on Nov. 13, 2013.

Senate Bill 636: SB 636 Abandoning Rural Michigan Phone lines
2013 Senate Bill 636: Facilitate "land line" phone service transition to cell phones (Senate Roll Call 570) - Abandon Rural Michigan
      House Roll Call 91 on Dec. 5, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 570 on Dec. 5, 2013.

Senate Bill 62: SB 62 Giving Away $3+ Billion to BCBS
2013 Senate Bill 62: Convert Blue Cross to non-profit "regular" insurance company (House Roll Call 17) Greatest theft in Michigan's history.
      House Roll Call 17 on Jan. 31, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 7 on Jan. 16, 2013.

Senate Bill 276: SB 276 Require Workfare
2013 Senate Bill 276: Require community service work by welfare recipients (House Roll Call 90)
      House Roll Call 90 on Sep. 18, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 363 on Mar. 19, 2013.

House Bill 4155: HB 4155 Gun Owners Privacy
2013 House Bill 4155: Make government firearms ownership databases non-public information (House Roll Call 105)
      House Roll Call 105 on Jan. 31, 2013.

House Bill 5092: HB 5092 Clarify "Brandishing"
2013 House Bill 5092: Establish that open firearms carry is not “brandishing” (House Roll Call 113)
      House Roll Call 113 on Oct. 22, 2013.

House Bill 5255: HB 5255 Eminent Domain
2014 House Bill 5255: Authorize eminent domain for oil well CO2 pipelines (House Roll Call 44) Try again. See the year 2006
      House Roll Call 131 on Mar. 18, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 111 on Mar. 18, 2014.

House Bill 4487: HB 4487
2013 House Bill 4487: Authorize DDA debt and spending to promote local agriculture (House Roll Call 51)
      House Roll Call 51 on Mar. 21, 2013.

House Bill 5572: HB 5572
2014 House Bill 5572: Detroit bankruptcy settlement and grant package (House Roll Call 294)
      House Roll Call 294 on May. 8, 2014.

Senate Bill 934: SB 934
2014 Senate Bill 934: Raise Minimum NOW & Preempt $10.10 minimum wage initiative; hike mandated minimum (Senate Roll Call 316)
      House Roll Call 329 on May. 20, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 316 on May. 27, 2014.

House Bill 5606: Anti Tesla Legislation
Anti-Competition Bill preventing direct sales to consumers of Automobiles.
      House Roll Call 549 on Oct. 2, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 604 on Sep. 23, 2014.

Senate Bill 658: Amazon Tax - Big Box protection bill
A violation of the commerce clause and bad policy for small business in Michigan contracting for outside vendors.
      House Roll Call 787 on Dec. 11, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 770 on Oct. 31, 2013.

House Bill 5477: HB 5477
2014 House Bill 5477: Replace per-gallon fuel tax with higher wholesale tax (House Roll Call 780)
      House Roll Call 780 on Dec. 11, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 524 on May. 13, 2014.

House Bill 5493: HB 5493
2014 House Bill 5493: Replace per-gallon fuel tax with 6 percent wholesale tax (House Roll Call 781)
      House Roll Call 781 on Jun. 12, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 446 on May. 13, 2014.

House Bill 4630: HB 4630
2013 House Bill 4630: Increase vehicle registration taxes (House Roll Call 782)
      House Roll Call 782 on Dec. 11, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 423 on May. 13, 2014.

House Joint Resolution 0: HJR 0
2014 House Joint Resolution UU: Increase sales tax to 7 percent (House Roll Call 789)- Becomes May 2015 Ballot issue 15-1
      House Roll Call 789 on Dec. 18, 2014.

Senate Bill 272: SB 272
2013 Senate Bill 272: Authorize corporate and developer “port facility” subsidies (Senate Roll Call 267)
      House Roll Call 794 on Jun. 13, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 267 on Mar. 19, 2013.

 

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