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71%Brandenburg, Jack  (term)R F×××××××××××F
68%Schuitmaker, Tonya  (term)R ××F××××××××××F
59%Moolenaar, John  (term)R ××FX×××××××××××F××
55%Hildenbrand, Dave  (term)R ×××F××××××××××××××F
55%Robertson, David  (term)R ×××F××××××××××××××F
54%Proos, John  (term)R ×××FX×××××××××××××F×
53%Emmons, Judy  (term)R ××××F××××××××××××F××
53%Pavlov, Phil  (term)R ××F××××××××××××××F××
50%Caswell, Bruce  (term)R ×××××F××××××××××××F××
47%Green, Michael  (term)R ××××F××××××××××××××F××
47%Nofs, Mike  (term)R ××××F××××××××××××××F××
47%Rocca, Tory  (term)R ×××××××F××××××××××××F×
45%Jones, Rick  (term)R ××××××F×××××××××××××F××
43%Marleau, Jim  (term)R ××××F×X××××××××××××F××××
42%Booher, Darwin  (term)R ××××××F××××××××××××××F××
42%Walker, Howard  (term)R ××××F×××××××××××××××F×××
39%Meekhof, Arlan  (term)R ×××××F×××××××××××××××F×××
37%Jansen, Mark  (term)R ××××××F×XX××××××××××××X×F××
37%Casperson, Tom  (term)R ××××××F××××××××××××××F××××
37%Kahn, Roger  (term)R ×××××F×××××××××××××××F××××
36%Pappageorge, John  (term)R ××××××F×X×××X××××××××××F×××
34%Hansen, Goeff  (term)R ××××××F××××××××××××××××F×××
34%Kowall, Mike  (term)R ××××××F×××××××××××××××F××××
32%Young, Coleman, II  (term)D XX××××××××XF×××××××X×××××××F×
32%Richardville, Randy  (term)R ×××××××F×××××××××××××××F××××
25%Hunter, Tupac  (term)D ××××××X×××F×X××××××××××××××××F×
24%Whitmer, Gretchen  (term)D ×××××××××××F×××××××××X××××××F××
24%Anderson, Glenn  (term)D ×××××××××××F×××××××××××××××××F×
23%Johnson, Bert  (term)D X×××××××××XF××××X××××××××××××F××
22%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ×X××××××××F×××××××××××××F×××
20%Smith, Virgil  (term)D ×××××X×××X×F×××××××××××××××××FX××
19%Hood, Morris, III  (term)D ×××××××××××F××××××××X×××X××××F×××
18%Bieda, Steve  (term)D ×××××××××××F××××××××××××××××××F××
18%Gregory, Vincent  (term)D ××××××××××F××××××××××××××××××F×××
18%Warren, Rebekah  (term)D ×××××××××××F×××××××××××××××××F×××
16%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung  (term)D ×××××××××××F×X×××××××××××××××××F××
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81%Franz, Ray  (term)R ××××××××
79%Hooker, Thomas  (term)R ×××××××××
79%Somerville, Patrick  (term)R ×××××××××
76%Genetski, Robert  (term)R ××××××××××
74%Goike, Ken  (term)R ×××××××××××
71%Bumstead, Jon  (term)R ××××××××××××
71%Howrylak, Martin  (term)R ××××××××××××
67%Johnson, Joel  (term)R ××××××××××××××
67%Lund, Pete  (term)R ××××××××××××××
66%MacMaster, Greg  (term)R ××××X×X××X××X××××
64%Leonard, Tom  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
64%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
62%Potvin, Phil  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
60%Cotter, Kevin  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××
60%Rendon, Bruce  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××
60%Robinson, Rose Mary  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××
57%Farrington, Jeff  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××
57%MacGregor, Peter  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××
55%McBroom, Edward  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××
55%Nesbitt, Aric  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××
55%Pettalia, Peter  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××
52%Graves, Joseph  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××
52%Lauwers, Dan  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××
50%Kelly, Tim  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××
50%Kesto, Klint  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××
48%Price, Amanda  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××
45%LaFontaine, Andrea  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××
43%Daley, Kevin  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××
43%Dianda, Scott  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××
40%Forlini, Anthony  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××
40%O'Brien, Margaret  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××
40%Poleski, Earl  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××
40%Victory, Roger  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××
38%Jenkins, Nancy  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
38%Kowall, Eileen  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
38%Kurtz, Kenneth  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
38%Outman, Rick  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
38%Pscholka, Al  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
38%VerHeulen, Rob  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
38%Yonker, Ken  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
38%Zorn, Dale W.  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
36%Heise, Kurt  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××
36%Muxlow, Paul  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××
33%Lyons, Lisa  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
33%Rogers, Bill  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
32%Nathan, David  (term)D ××××××X×X××××××××X×××××X××××××
31%Callton, Mike  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
31%Foster, Frank  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
31%Irwin, Jeff  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
31%Jacobsen, Bradford  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
31%Pagel, David  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
31%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
30%Driskell, Gretchen  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××X×××××××X×××
30%Lori, Matt  (term)R ×××××××××X××××××××××××××××X×××
29%Haveman, Joseph  (term)R ××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××××
29%Bolger, James "Jase"  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
29%Crawford, Hugh  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
29%Denby, Cindy  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
29%Glardon, Ben  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
29%Greimel, Tim  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
29%McCready, Michael  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
29%Stamas, Jim  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
29%Walsh, John  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
29%Yanez, Henry  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
26%Abed, Theresa  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
26%Brinks, Winnie  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
26%Geiss, Douglas  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
26%Lamonte, Collene  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
25%Brunner, Charles  (term)D ×××××××X×××××X××××××××××××××××××
24%LaVoy, Bill  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××X××××××××
24%Clemente, Paul D.  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
24%Dillon, Brandon  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
24%Haines, Gail  (term)R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
23%Haugh, Harold  (term)D ×××××××××××××××X×××××××××X×××××××
22%Cochran, Tom  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××X××××××××××××××
22%Stallworth, Thomas, III  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××X
21%Barnett, Vicki  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
21%Brown, Terry  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
21%McCann, Sean  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
0%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ×
19%Banks, Brian  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
19%Kivela, John  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
19%Knezek, David  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
19%Santana, Harvey  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
19%Stanley, Woodrow  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
18%Olumba, John  (term)D XXX××××X×X××X×X×××××××××X×X×××××××××
18%Lipton, Ellen  (term)D ××××××××××××××X×××X××××××××××××××××
17%Talabi, Alberta Tinsley  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××××××
17%Darany, George T.  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
17%Durhal, Fred, III  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
17%Kandrevas, Andrew  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
17%Kosowski, Robert  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
17%Segal, Kate  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
17%Smiley, Charles  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
16%Phelps, Phil  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××
15%Lane, Marilyn  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××X××××××××××××XX×××
15%Hobbs, Rudy  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××X×××××X××××
15%Zemke, Adam  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××X×××X×
14%Cavanagh, Phil  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
14%Oakes, Stacy Erwin  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
14%Roberts, Sarah  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
14%Singh, Sam  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
14%Slavens, Dian  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
14%Tlaib, Rashida  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
13%Rutledge, David E.  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××X××
12%Schor, Andy  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
12%Switalski, Jon  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
11%Hovey-Wright, Marcia  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××××××XX××X××××××××××X×
10%Faris, Pam  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××
10%Townsend, Jim  (term)D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××

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Column Descriptions

House Bill 6074: No student athlete unionization
Exempt state college athletes from unionization.
   • House Roll Call 648 on Dec. 2, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 818 on Dec. 10, 2014.

House Bill 4576: Regulate Obamacare navigators
Require certification for federal health care law "navigators."
   • House Roll Call 692 on Dec. 16, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 861 on Dec. 17, 2014.

Senate Bill 910: Don't enforce fed woodstove regs
Ban enforcing new state of federal regulations.
   • House Roll Call 678 on Jun. 12, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 445 on Apr. 24, 2014.

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 on Dec. 18, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 939 on Dec. 19, 2014.

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 on Dec. 16, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 917 on Dec. 19, 2014.

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 on Dec. 11, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 923 on Dec. 19, 2014.

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 on Dec. 11, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 770 on Oct. 31, 2013.

Senate Bill 78: No “biological diversity” land set aside
Ban setting aside state land for “biological diversity.”
   • House Roll Call 724 on Mar. 5, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 37 on Jan. 24, 2013.

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 on Oct. 6, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 646 on Sep. 9, 2014.

Senate Bill 269: More corporate welfare
Extend annual $75 million earmark to a "21st Century Jobs Fund" program.
   • House Roll Call 719 on Dec. 18, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 924 on Dec. 18, 2014.

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 on Feb. 11, 2014.

House Bill 4998: Cronyist “entrepreneurs-in-residence”
Appoint “entrepreneurs-in-residence” at Michigan Strategic Fund.
   • House Roll Call 334 on Sep. 24, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 708 on Jun. 4, 2014.

House Bill 5958: Enact RFRA (ban "cake police")
Prohibit government from "substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion."
   • House Roll Call 615 on Nov. 13, 2014.

Senate Bill 1103: Extend film subsidies
Eliminate sunset on state subsidies for film productions.
   • House Roll Call 637 on Oct. 6, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 725 on Dec. 9, 2014.

Senate Bill 853: Ban automated eyeglass "kiosks"
Ban automated eye exams and prescriptions.
   • House Roll Call 404 on Mar. 27, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 169 on Mar. 6, 2014.

Senate Bill 991: "Right to Try" lifesaving drug
Let terminal patients try non-FDA approved treatments.
   • House Roll Call 515 on Aug. 27, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 532 on Jun. 11, 2014.

Senate Bill 758: Penalize delinquent hotel tax
Authorize more stringent sanctions for delinquent hotel "marketing" tax.
   • House Roll Call 455 on Mar. 26, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 140 on Feb. 11, 2014.

House Bill 5233: More civil asset forfeiture
Forfeit assets of landlord deemed "willfully blind" to illegal activity.
   • House Roll Call 463 on Jan. 22, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 617 on Sep. 17, 2014.

House Bill 5274: Facilitate CO2 pipelines
Preempt locals from restricting CO2 pipelines.
   • House Roll Call 132 on Mar. 18, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 109 on Feb. 18, 2014.

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 on Dec. 4, 2013.

House Bill 4783: More developer/corporate subsidies
Authorize broad "multi-modal commerce" subsidies.
   • House Roll Call 459 on May. 29, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 829 on Sep. 11, 2014.

Senate Bill 92: License pharmacy assistants
Impose licensure on pharmacy assistants.
   • House Roll Call 448 on Apr. 9, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 70 on Jan. 29, 2013.

Senate Bill 661: Ease political speech restriction
Establish third party political "issue ads" need not include donor disclosure.
   • House Roll Call 488 on Nov. 14, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 533 on Oct. 31, 2013.

Senate Bill 553: Extend renaissance zone tax breaks
Allow eight year extension of Saginaw "renaissance zone" tax breaks.
   • House Roll Call 50 on Oct. 31, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 480 on Sep. 25, 2013.

House Concurrent Resolution 11: Authorize "Common Core"
Authorize "Common Core" school curriculum standards.
   • House Roll Call 307 on Sep. 25, 2013.

House Bill 4787: Increase CON fees
Increase “Certificate of Need” health facility rationing fees.
   • House Roll Call 281 on May. 29, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 383 on Sep. 17, 2013.

Senate Bill 257: More “Business Improvement Zone” taxes
Expand “Business Improvement Zone” tax-and-spend entities.
   • House Roll Call 284 on Apr. 11, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 74 on Mar. 12, 2013.

Senate Bill 38: Garnish wages for “hearing bureau” fines
Authorize wage garnishment for nonpayment of “administrative hearing bureau” fines.
   • House Roll Call 428 on Apr. 18, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 83 on Jan. 16, 2013.

Senate Bill 218: Extend "water resource improvement authorities"
Extend sunset on borrow-and-spend "water resource improvement authorities."
   • House Roll Call 84 on Mar. 14, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 51 on Feb. 26, 2013.

Senate Bill 347: Expand MSHDA subsidies
Expand MSHDA developer subsidies.
   • House Roll Call 283 on May. 16, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 179 on May. 1, 2013.

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 on May. 22, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 207 on Feb. 12, 2013.

House Bill 5568: Allow more Detroit pensions
Allow Detroit to enroll new hires in a "defined benefit" pension system.
   • House Roll Call 288 on May. 8, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 335 on May. 27, 2014.

House Bill 5574: Give Detroit $194.8 million
Give Detroit $194.8 million for bankruptcy settlement.
   • House Roll Call 292 on May. 8, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 339 on May. 27, 2014.

Senate Joint Resolution 0: Federal balanced budget amendment
Call for U.S. balanced budget amendment convention.
   • House Roll Call 150 on Nov. 7, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 154 on Mar. 25, 2014.

Senate Bill 636: "Land line" phone transition
Facilitate transitioning phone customers to a wireless-only system.
   • House Roll Call 91 on Dec. 5, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 101 on Mar. 12, 2014.

House Bill 4487: Let DDAs spend for ag
Let DDAs borrow and spend to promote farmers markets.
   • House Roll Call 51 on Mar. 21, 2013.

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 on Feb. 26, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 628 on Oct. 24, 2013.

Senate Bill 542: More government employee benefits
Raise cap on local government and school employee health insurance cost.
   • House Roll Call 477 on Oct. 8, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 606 on Dec. 11, 2013.

House Bill 4044: Restrict "Obamacare“ exchange
Prohibit mandate that all health insurance policies go through the exchange.
   • House Roll Call 508 on Jan. 22, 2013.

House Bill 4633: Mandate new license plate in 10 years
Mandate vehicle owners replace license plate after 10 years.
   • House Roll Call 308 on Apr. 25, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 490 on Oct. 8, 2013.

House Bill 4714: Adopt Obamacare Medicaid expansion
Adopt the federal health care law Medicaid expansion.
   • House Roll Call 265 on Sep. 3, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 339 on Aug. 27, 2013.

House Bill 4668: Increase hunting and fishing license fees
Increase hunting and fishing license fees.
   • House Roll Call 272 on Jun. 19, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 307 on Jun. 19, 2013.

House Bill 4665: Raise landfill tipping fees
Extend “temporary” landfill tipping fee increase.
   • House Roll Call 198 on May. 2, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 278 on Jun. 6, 2013.

 

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