Rep. Agema, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:
“Mr. Speaker and members of the House:
While I supported this last year, this year no amendments were allowed
to limit it’s use. My school districts were wise in their use; however,
others were not. Schools should not be bonding for long term issues. We
must not raise taxes in this economic environment. Also, it requires a
3/4 vote to pass this according to article 9, sec 3 and MCL380.1211.
This is no doubt the MEA slipping in the door.
They are good at that, not to mention taking more hard earned money from taxpayers anyway they can.
The Gov./schools will find a way, ANY way to use taxpayers $$ to pay for what they want .. when they want it. The schools have all these teachers - get creative - use the funds you have to teach... I know a homeschooler or 2 that could show you the ropes.