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2007 House Bill 4688: Authorize higher drain tax assessments (Senate Roll Call 926)
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Substitute offered by Sen. Liz Brater (D) on December 19, 2008, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that would authorize the establishment of watershed management districts. The substitute failed 14 to 21 in the Senate on December 19, 2008.
View All of House Bill 4688: History, Amendments & Comments 

The vote was 14 in favor, 21 against, and 3 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 926 at Senate Journal 94)

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Vote
In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
4964%
851585%
9919%
21 total votes
Democrat
762476%
178317%
5955%
17 total votes

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The substitute

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)Clark-Coleman (D)Clarke (D)
Hunter (D)Olshove (D)Prusi (D)Schauer (D)Scott (D)
Switalski (D)Thomas (D)Whitmer (D)  

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Jelinek (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Barcia (D)Gleason (D)Jacobs (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Cropsey (R)Garcia (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)
Jansen (R)Kahn (R)McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)Richardville (R)
Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R)  


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Basham (D)Kuipers (R)Patterson (R)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Allen (R)Y    Anderson (D)  n  Barcia (D)  -  Basham (D)  n  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)  n  George (R)
  n  Gilbert (R)  n  Gleason (D)  n  Hardiman (R)Y    Hunter (D)  n  Jacobs (D)
  n  Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)  n  Kahn (R)  -  Kuipers (R)  n  McManus (R)
Y    Olshove (D)  n  Pappageorge (R)  -  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)  n  Van Woerkom (R)Y    Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 926 on The substitute

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Re: 2007 House Bill 4688 (Authorize higher drain tax assessments )  by mdcc on December 9, 2008 

There is a move to discharge this bill from the Senate Ag Committee where it has languished for a year and a half.  This could be lame duck mischief that is more than a doubling of drain taxes.  It is a new definition of who pays and for what. Citizens pay without a vote, of course.


 



Doubled taxation  by Anonymous Citizen on August 8, 2007 
Under this bill you pay twice the drain taxes you used to. Under this bill you pay taxes under new circumstances. And the taxes you pay don't even have to be for "constructed" drains (old language), they can be "established" or paper drains (new language). What exactly will we be paying for?

Easy one.  by Anonymous Citizen on May 5, 2007 
Because the construction unions have promised their vote in exchange for more government largess.

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