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Mostly economic freedom issues, some civil society issues. These 40 roll call votes do a very good job of separating Republicans from each other, and an OK job with Democrats.

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73%Hune, Joe @R F×××××××××F---
68%Brandenburg, Jack @R F×××××××××××F---
65%Schuitmaker, Tonya @R ××F××××××××××F---
56%Moolenaar, John @R ××FX×××××××××××F××---
53%Hildenbrand, Dave @R ×××F××××××××××××××F---
53%Robertson, David @R ×××F××××××××××××××F---
51%Proos, John @R ×××FX×××××××××××××F×---
50%Emmons, Judy @R ××××F××××××××××××F××---
50%Pavlov, Phil @R ××F××××××××××××××F××---
48%Caswell, Bruce @R ×××××F××××××××××××F××---
45%Green, Michael @R ××××F××××××××××××××F××---
45%Nofs, Mike @R ××××F××××××××××××××F××---
45%Rocca, Tory @R ×××××××F××××××××××××F×---
43%Jones, Rick @R ××××××F×××××××××××××F××---
41%Marleau, Jim @R ××××F×X××××××××××××F××××---
40%Booher, Darwin @R ××××××F××××××××××××××F××---
40%Walker, Howard @R ××××F×××××××××××××××F×××---
38%Meekhof, Arlan @R ×××××F×××××××××××××××F×××---
35%Jansen, Mark @R ××××××F×XX××××××××××××X×F××---
35%Casperson, Tom @R ××××××F××××××××××××××F××××---
35%Kahn, Roger @R ×××××F×××××××××××××××F××××---
34%Pappageorge, John @R ××××××F×X×××X××××××××××F×××---
33%Hansen, Goeff @R ××××××F××××××××××××××××F×××---
33%Kowall, Mike @R ××××××F×××××××××××××××F××××---
31%Young, Coleman, II @D XX××××××××XF×××××××X×××××××F×---
30%Richardville, Randy @R ×××××××F×××××××××××××××F××××---
24%Hunter, Tupac @D ××××××X×××F×X××××××××××××××××F×---
23%Whitmer, Gretchen @D ×××××××××××F×××××××××X××××××F××---
23%Anderson, Glenn @D ×××××××××××F×××××××××××××××××F×---
22%Johnson, Bert @D X×××××××××XF××××X××××××××××××F××---
21%Ananich, Jim @D ×X××××-××××F×××××-××---××××××F×××---
19%Smith, Virgil @D ×××××X×××X×F×××××××××××××××××FX××---
18%Hood, Morris, III @D ×××××××××××F××××××××X×××X××××F×××---
18%Bieda, Steve @D ×××××××××××F××××××××××××××××××F××---
18%Gregory, Vincent @D ××××××××××F××××××××××××××××××F×××---
18%Warren, Rebekah @D ×××××××××××F×××××××××××××××××F×××---
15%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung @D ×××××××××××F×X×××××××××××××××××F××---
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81%Franz, Ray @R ××××××××-
79%Hooker, Thomas @R ×××××××××-
79%Somerville, Patrick @R ×××××××××-
76%Genetski, Robert @R ××××××××××-
74%Goike, Ken @R ×××××××××××-
71%Bumstead, Jon @R ××××××××××××-
71%Howrylak, Martin @R ××××××××××××-
67%Johnson, Joel @R ××××××××××××××-
67%Lund, Pete @R ××××××××××××××-
66%MacMaster, Greg @R ××××X×X××X××X××××-
64%Leonard, Tom @R ×××××××××××××××-
64%Shirkey, Mike @R ×××××××××××××××-
62%Potvin, Phil @R ××××××××××××××××-
60%Cotter, Kevin @R ×××××××××××××××××-
60%Rendon, Bruce @R ×××××××××××××××××-
60%Robinson, Rose Mary @D ×××××××××××××××××-
57%Farrington, Jeff @R ××××××××××××××××××-
57%MacGregor, Peter @R ××××××××××××××××××-
55%McBroom, Edward @R ×××××××××××××××××××-
55%Nesbitt, Aric @R ×××××××××××××××××××-
55%Pettalia, Peter @R ×××××××××××××××××××-
52%Graves, Joseph @R ××××××××××××××××××××-
52%Lauwers, Dan @R ××××××××××××××××××××-
50%Kelly, Tim @R ×××××××××××××××××××××-
50%Kesto, Klint @R ×××××××××××××××××××××-
48%Price, Amanda @R ××××××××××××××××××××××-
45%LaFontaine, Andrea @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××-
43%Daley, Kevin @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××-
43%Dianda, Scott @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××-
40%Forlini, Anthony @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××-
40%O'Brien, Margaret @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××-
40%Poleski, Earl @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××-
40%Victory, Roger @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Jenkins, Nancy @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Kowall, Eileen @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Kurtz, Kenneth @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Outman, Rick @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Pscholka, Al @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%VerHeulen, Rob @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Yonker, Ken @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Zorn, Dale W. @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
36%Heise, Kurt @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
36%Muxlow, Paul @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
33%Lyons, Lisa @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
33%Rogers, Bill @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
32%Nathan, David @D ××××××X×X××××××××X×××××X××××××-
31%Callton, Mike @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Foster, Frank @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Irwin, Jeff @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Jacobsen, Bradford @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Pagel, David @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Schmidt, Wayne @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
30%Driskell, Gretchen @D ××××××××××××××××××X×××××××X×××-
30%Lori, Matt @R ×××××××××X××××××××××××××××X×××-
29%Haveman, Joseph @R ××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××××-
29%Bolger, James "Jase" @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Crawford, Hugh @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Denby, Cindy @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Glardon, Ben @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Greimel, Tim @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%McCready, Michael @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Stamas, Jim @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Walsh, John @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Yanez, Henry @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
26%Abed, Theresa @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
26%Brinks, Winnie @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
26%Geiss, Douglas @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
26%Lamonte, Collene @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
25%Brunner, Charles @D ×××××××X×××××X××××××××××××××××××-
24%LaVoy, Bill @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××X××××××××-
24%Clemente, Paul D. @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
24%Dillon, Brandon @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
24%Haines, Gail @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
23%Haugh, Harold @D ×××××××××××××××X×××××××××X×××××××-
22%Cochran, Tom @D ××××××××××××××××××X××××××××××××××-
22%Stallworth, Thomas, III @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××X-
21%Barnett, Vicki @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
21%Brown, Terry @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
21%McCann, Sean @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
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19%Banks, Brian @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
19%Kivela, John @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
19%Knezek, David @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
19%Santana, Harvey @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
19%Stanley, Woodrow @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
18%Olumba, John @D XXX××××X×X××X×X×××××××××X×X×××××××××-
18%Lipton, Ellen @D ××××××××××××××X×××X××××××××××××××××-
17%Talabi, Alberta Tinsley @D ×××××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××××××-
17%Darany, George T. @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Durhal, Fred, III @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Kandrevas, Andrew @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Kosowski, Robert @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Segal, Kate @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Smiley, Charles @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
16%Phelps, Phil @D ×××××××××××××××××××---×---××××-××-----
15%Lane, Marilyn @D ××××××××××××××××××X××××××××××××XX×××-
15%Hobbs, Rudy @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××X×××××X××××-
15%Zemke, Adam @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××X×××X×-
14%Cavanagh, Phil @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Oakes, Stacy Erwin @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Roberts, Sarah @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Singh, Sam @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Slavens, Dian @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Tlaib, Rashida @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
13%Rutledge, David E. @D ××××××××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××X××-
12%Schor, Andy @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
12%Switalski, Jon @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
11%Hovey-Wright, Marcia @D ×××××××××××××××××××××XX××X××××××××××X×-
10%Faris, Pam @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
10%Townsend, Jim @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-

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Column Descriptions

House Bill 6074: No student athlete unionization
Exempt state college athletes from unionization.
      (House Roll Call 648)      (Senate Roll Call 818)

House Bill 4576: Regulate Obamacare navigators
Require certification for federal health care law "navigators."
      (House Roll Call 692)      (Senate Roll Call 861)

Senate Bill 910: Don't enforce fed woodstove regs
Ban enforcing new state of federal regulations.
      (House Roll Call 678)      (Senate Roll Call 445)

House Joint Resolution 0: $2 billion tax hike for roads and more.
Place $2 billion in tax hikes on ballot, with $1.2 billion for roads.
      (House Roll Call 789)      (Senate Roll Call 939)

Senate Bill 847: Increase EITC
Increase low income worker subsidies to gain Dem votes for tax hike ballot measure (HJR UU).
      (House Roll Call 785)      (Senate Roll Call 917)

Senate Bill 423: School spending "adequacy" study
Buy school spending "adequacy" study to gain Dem votes for tax hike ballot measure (HJR UU).
      (House Roll Call 786)      (Senate Roll Call 923)

Senate Bill 658: Impose "Amazon tax"
Require out of state merchants with in Michigan affiliate to collect sales tax on purchases by Michigan residents.
      (House Roll Call 787)      (Senate Roll Call 770)

Senate Bill 78: No “biological diversity” land set aside
Ban setting aside state land for “biological diversity.”
      (House Roll Call 724)      (Senate Roll Call 37)

Senate Bill 1033: Facilitate Direct Primary Care
Establish that Direct Primary Care is not “insurance” subject to the extensive regulatory regime.
      (House Roll Call 751)      (Senate Roll Call 646)

Senate Bill 269: More corporate welfare
Extend annual $75 million earmark to a "21st Century Jobs Fund" program.
      (House Roll Call 719)      (Senate Roll Call 924)

Senate Bill 761: Borrow for new higher ed buildings
Authorize $841.7 million in new government debt and spending for more than 40 state college and university construction projects.
      (Senate Roll Call 778)

House Bill 4998: Cronyist “entrepreneurs-in-residence”
Appoint “entrepreneurs-in-residence” at Michigan Strategic Fund.
      (House Roll Call 334)      (Senate Roll Call 708)

House Bill 5958: Enact RFRA (ban "cake police")
Prohibit government from "substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion."
      (House Roll Call 615)

Senate Bill 1103: Extend film subsidies
Eliminate sunset on state subsidies for film productions.
      (House Roll Call 637)      (Senate Roll Call 725)

Senate Bill 853: Ban automated eyeglass "kiosks"
Ban automated eye exams and prescriptions.
      (House Roll Call 404)      (Senate Roll Call 169)

Senate Bill 991: "Right to Try" lifesaving drug
Let terminal patients try non-FDA approved treatments.
      (House Roll Call 515)      (Senate Roll Call 532)

Senate Bill 758: Penalize delinquent hotel tax
Authorize more stringent sanctions for delinquent hotel "marketing" tax.
      (House Roll Call 455)      (Senate Roll Call 140)

House Bill 5233: More civil asset forfeiture
Forfeit assets of landlord deemed "willfully blind" to illegal activity.
      (House Roll Call 463)      (Senate Roll Call 617)

House Bill 5274: Facilitate CO2 pipelines
Preempt locals from restricting CO2 pipelines.
      (House Roll Call 132)      (Senate Roll Call 109)

House Bill 5168: Facilitate Woodward streetcar
To eliminate restrictions on the Detroit area regional transportation operating a Woodward Avenue streetcar in Detroit.
      (House Roll Call 364)

House Bill 4783: More developer/corporate subsidies
Authorize broad "multi-modal commerce" subsidies.
      (House Roll Call 459)      (Senate Roll Call 829)

Senate Bill 92: License pharmacy assistants
Impose licensure on pharmacy assistants.
      (House Roll Call 448)      (Senate Roll Call 70)

Senate Bill 661: Ease political speech restriction
Establish third party political "issue ads" need not include donor disclosure.
      (House Roll Call 488)      (Senate Roll Call 533)

Senate Bill 553: Extend renaissance zone tax breaks
Allow eight year extension of Saginaw "renaissance zone" tax breaks.
      (House Roll Call 50)      (Senate Roll Call 480)

House Concurrent Resolution 11: Authorize "Common Core"
Authorize "Common Core" school curriculum standards.
      (House Roll Call 307)

House Bill 4787: Increase CON fees
Increase “Certificate of Need” health facility rationing fees.
      (House Roll Call 281)      (Senate Roll Call 383)

Senate Bill 257: More “Business Improvement Zone” taxes
Expand “Business Improvement Zone” tax-and-spend entities.
      (House Roll Call 284)      (Senate Roll Call 74)

Senate Bill 38: Garnish wages for “hearing bureau” fines
Authorize wage garnishment for nonpayment of “administrative hearing bureau” fines.
      (House Roll Call 428)      (Senate Roll Call 83)

Senate Bill 218: Extend "water resource improvement authorities"
Extend sunset on borrow-and-spend "water resource improvement authorities."
      (House Roll Call 84)      (Senate Roll Call 51)

Senate Bill 347: Expand MSHDA subsidies
Expand MSHDA developer subsidies.
      (House Roll Call 283)      (Senate Roll Call 179)

Senate Bill 175: Undo National Guard pension reform
Undo National Guard pension reform. The House version kept more reforms in place.
      (House Roll Call 205)      (Senate Roll Call 207)

House Bill 5568: Allow more Detroit pensions
Allow Detroit to enroll new hires in a "defined benefit" pension system.
      (House Roll Call 288)      (Senate Roll Call 335)

House Bill 5574: Give Detroit $194.8 million
Give Detroit $194.8 million for bankruptcy settlement.
      (House Roll Call 292)      (Senate Roll Call 339)

Senate Joint Resolution 0: Federal balanced budget amendment
Call for U.S. balanced budget amendment convention.
      (House Roll Call 150)      (Senate Roll Call 154)

Senate Bill 636: "Land line" phone transition
Facilitate transitioning phone customers to a wireless-only system.
      (House Roll Call 91)      (Senate Roll Call 101)

House Bill 4487: Let DDAs spend for ag
Let DDAs borrow and spend to promote farmers markets.
      (House Roll Call 51)

House Bill 4327: Reset tax increment schemes
Let a particular increment financing scheme ("Corridor Improvement Authorities) reset increment basis to reflect declining property assessments.
      (House Roll Call 353)      (Senate Roll Call 628)

Senate Bill 542: More government employee benefits
Raise cap on local government and school employee health insurance cost.
      (House Roll Call 477)      (Senate Roll Call 606)

House Bill 4044: Restrict "Obamacare“ exchange
Prohibit mandate that all health insurance policies go through the exchange.
      (House Roll Call 508)

House Bill 4633: Mandate new license plate in 10 years
Mandate vehicle owners replace license plate after 10 years.
      (House Roll Call 308)      (Senate Roll Call 490)

House Bill 4714: Adopt Obamacare Medicaid expansion
Adopt the federal health care law Medicaid expansion.
      (House Roll Call 265)      (Senate Roll Call 339)

House Bill 4668: Increase hunting and fishing license fees
Increase hunting and fishing license fees.
      (House Roll Call 272)      (Senate Roll Call 307)

House Bill 4665: Raise landfill tipping fees
Extend “temporary” landfill tipping fee increase.
      (House Roll Call 198)      (Senate Roll Call 278)

 

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