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2007 House Bill 4890: Authorize state poet laureate
  1. Introduced by Rep. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 7, 2007, to authorize the appointment by the governor of a state poet laureate, who would serve at the pleasure of the governor (meaning the governor could withdraw the appointment at any time)..
    • Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on June 7, 2007.


Elect Me Poet Laurate!  by Mike Hignite on June 18, 2007 
I'm in:

Oh to be from Michigan tax free
This is what I long to see
To pass a law with common sense
That has not Jenny's new two cents

The voters turned out SBT
Now put back in (the S.O.B.'s)
The new replacement tax will draw
New business here (insert guffaw!)

Let's focus now on what poet's say
Instead of all they take away
And on Michigan say, "Good Night."
Last one out, shut off the light.

2007 House Bill 4890 (Authorize state poet laureate )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on June 7, 2007

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