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Tag: Roy Schmidt
The American Conservative Union has long been the premier organization rating members of Congress on how conservative their voting records are. Last year, ACU began rating state legislators on their voting records, and it recently released its first ratings of the Michigan state legislature.
ACU rated 17 house votes and 18 senate votes from 2012. Many of the bills are the same for both halves of the legislature. Many of the bills are closely related to unions and education.
Here are some notes on the results.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
via The Detroit News
House Speaker Jase Bolger personally appealed Monday to Ingham County Circuit Court judges to reject a request to empanel a one-judge grand jury to investigate a foiled election-rigging scheme in a Kent County legislative district.
Dropping the State Po-po investigation sure do create one of those "urban legend" nightmares for the MI-GOP.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Half-baked L. Brooks Patterson just can't stop himself from placing his ham-handed electioneering fingers into any CD-11 event that should be decided by voters.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is renewing his call for Republicans and Democrats to narrow their selection to one candidate to avoid the cost of a special primary election to fill the term of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.
Um, Brooks .. there is only one Democrat from Local 245 in the special election. AND there was only one Republican that filed well in advance too, well, until the cabals write-in candidate and her endorsing former state legislator and current Livonia council president, undoubtedly squeezed that Livonia civics grapevine enlisting at least two other filers covering for write-in Nansee Crassis.
Patterson said Tuesday that both major political parties should hold a lottery to pick one Republican and one Democrat in order to avoid a special primary election Sept. 5.
Fiscal responsibility? Really? Sorry bub, you tossed that meme out the window with pushing the DIA tax hike.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
You read that right. After the signature gathering primary election fact, smear merchant write-in Nancy voted for expanding Crony Capitalism that continues to spell doom in Pontiac, and Corporate welfare in Detroit. Her vote. Sure, ringleader L. Brooks Patterson is able to appear as the mack daddy of SE Michigan, if, or the reality is, when Oakland County is able to keep them taxpayer subsidized, write-in Nancy approved pie plates spinning in the air. All it takes is for folk like them, is to reach into Joe Taxpayer's pocket to do it, and now, L. Brooks Patterson is pushing the DIA tax hike too.
"Taxes go to projects that are worthy, whether we use them or not," Patterson said, noting that when he travels around the world to recruit business, he is always asked about schools, neighborhoods and cultural amenities. "The DIA is a huge opportunity for me to answer that question in a positive way. It's an economic development tool for me."
Or not? Holy bejesus! Why don't you have another cocktail, Brooksie? You too, Nolan.
Now, the truth below.
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The Dems are still Bailing.
All the talk of a dead Tea Party, weakened Republican party, conservative sitting on their hands, etc... One only has to look as far as a finger-in-the-wind wielding Roy Schmidt. Schmidt, following the in-trade expectations of crushing defeat of legislators on the left has realigned his loyalties. Michigan GOP chair Bobby Schostak says:"
"Representative Roy Schmidt is the latest casualty of the Democratic Party's extreme agenda of politics ahead people, and I applaud Rep. Schmidt for choosing to put his convictions and constituents first by joining the Republican Party. Michigan's economic comeback has just begun and there is still a lot of work to be done. But, make no mistake, the parties could not be any different - Republicans continue to offer serious solutions to defend Michigan's turnaround while Democrats hope to return Michigan to the days of broken budgets, big deficits and failed policies that will derail Michigan's comeback."But conveniently, no conservative shelled out the $100 to file and primary him on the Republican side.
He will be facing Democrat Matt Mojzak for the 76th state house seat.
Been here before?
We shall see.
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It's a rare occasion when I wholeheartedly agree with a Democrat on anything, and this includes the Democrats among my siblings and extended family. But earlier this month I read a letter to the editor of the Grand Rapids Press by State Representative Roy Schmidt (D-76, Grand Rapids) to which my response was something along the lines of, "Oh, hell, yeah!"
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