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2007 House Bill 5194: Increase income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent (Senate Roll Call 397)
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Passed 19 to 19 in the Senate on October 1, 2007, to increase the state income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent, effective Oct. 1, 2007. The bill will take an additional $765 million, and is part of a deal to avoid state spending cuts that includes a $750 million service tax (House Bill 5198, later replaced by a 21.99 percent Michigan Business Tax surcharge), plus modest school employee pension reform (Senate Bills 546 and 547), a bill to make it easier for school districts to seek competitive bids on employee health insurance (Senate Bill 418), legislation limiting “double dipping” by retired school employees (House Bill 4800) and a repeal a prohibition on contracting out mental health services in state prisons (Senate Bill 622). Note: the Lieutenant Governor (Democrat John Cherry) presides over the Senate and cast the 20th and deciding vote.
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The vote was 19 in favor, 19 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 397 at Senate Journal 100)

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Vote
In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
198119%
802080%
1000%
21 total votes
Democrat
881288%
118911%
1000%
17 total votes
Voters
128812%
871387%
1000%
8 total votes

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Increase income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Barcia (D)Basham (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)Clark-Coleman (D)
Clarke (D)Gleason (D)Hunter (D)Jacobs (D)Prusi (D)
Schauer (D)Scott (D)Switalski (D)Thomas (D)Whitmer (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Birkholz (R)George (R)Jelinek (R)Van Woerkom (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Olshove (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)Cropsey (R)
Garcia (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)Jansen (R)Kahn (R)
Kuipers (R)McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)Patterson (R)Richardville (R)
Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)   




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Allen (R)  n  Anderson (D)Y    Barcia (D)Y    Basham (D)Y    Birkholz (R)
  n  Bishop (R)Y    Brater (D)  n  Brown (R)  n  Cassis (R)Y    Cherry (D)
Y    Clark-Coleman (D)Y    Clarke (D)  n  Cropsey (R)  n  Garcia (R)Y    George (R)
  n  Gilbert (R)Y    Gleason (D)  n  Hardiman (R)Y    Hunter (D)Y    Jacobs (D)
  n  Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)  n  Kahn (R)  n  Kuipers (R)  n  McManus (R)
  n  Olshove (D)  n  Pappageorge (R)  n  Patterson (R)Y    Prusi (D)  n  Richardville (R)
  n  Sanborn (R)Y    Schauer (D)Y    Scott (D)  n  Stamas (R)Y    Switalski (D)
Y    Thomas (D)Y    Van Woerkom (R)Y    Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 397 on 2007 House Bill 5194

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Comments

Are they all idiots in Lansing?  by inform4 on October 1, 2008 
Increase income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.35 percent? What is wrong with our Lansing representatives and their ability to do congnitive thinking? Raising the income tax will only give Lansing more money to porkbarrel away.

Don't they understand that Michigan is in a recession? Taxing their constituents at a time when we have numerous job and benefit losses as well as numerous homesteads in forclosures is ludicrous beyond measure.

Response  by Anonymous Citizen on July 15, 2008 
Lawmakers should have taken a closer look at
State Rep Ken Horn's "two penny plan" which
would have reduced state spending.
Shame on Andy Coulouris of the 95th and
Lee Gonzales of the 49th for voting to take
more money away from working class families
just to keep big goverment in Lansing.
I noticed Mr. Coulouris has yet to introduce
legislation that would end lifetime health care
for himself and other lawmakers. They took NO
personal sacrifice in this budget. They balanced it on the backs of the Michigan taxpayer.
Is this what we get for the second highest paid legislature in the nation?

Response  by Anonymous Citizen on July 15, 2008 
Lawmakers should have taken a closer look at
State Rep Ken Horn's "two penny plan" which
would have reduced state spending.
Shame on Andy Coulouris of the 95th and
Lee Gonzales of the 49th for voting to take
more money away from working class families
just to keep big goverment in Lansing.
I noticed Mr. Coulouris has yet to introduce
legislation that would end lifetime health care
for himself and other lawmakers. They took NO
personal sacrifice in this budget. They balanced it on the backs of the Michigan taxpayer.
Is this what we get for the second highest paid legislature in the nation?

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