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2011 Senate Bill 409: Revise income tax on pensions detail (Senate Roll Call 291)
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Amendment offered by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on June 14, 2011, to automatically repeal the provision of Gov. Rick Snyder's tax reform and business tax cut that partially eliminated some of the income tax exemption for pension income, if the U.S. congress passes the Ryan budget cut and associated Medicare changes affecting those age 55 and under. The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on June 14, 2011.
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The vote was 16 in favor, 22 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 291)

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Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Democrat
91991%
8928%
1000%
12 total votes
Republican
198119%
802080%
1000%
26 total votes

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The amendment

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)Hopgood (D)
Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)Whitmer (D)
Young (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Hildenbrand (R)Jones (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Schuitmaker (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)
Emmons (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)Hune (R)Jansen (R)
Kahn (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)
Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)Richardville (R)
Walker (R)    




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Anderson (D)Y    Bieda (D)  n  Booher (R)  n  Brandenburg (R)  n  Casperson (R)
  n  Caswell (R)  n  Colbeck (R)  n  Emmons (R)Y    Gleason (D)  n  Green (R)
Y    Gregory (D)  n  Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)Y    Hood (D)Y    Hopgood (D)
  n  Hune (R)Y    Hunter (D)  n  Jansen (R)Y    Johnson (D)Y    Jones (R)
  n  Kahn (R)  n  Kowall (R)  n  Marleau (R)  n  Meekhof (R)  n  Moolenaar (R)
  n  Nofs (R)  n  Pappageorge (R)  n  Pavlov (R)  n  Proos (R)  n  Richardville (R)
Y    Robertson (R)Y    Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)Y    Smith (D)  n  Walker (R)
Y    Warren (D)Y    Whitmer (D)Y    Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 291 on The amendment

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Re: 2011 Senate Bill 409 (Revise income tax on pensions detail )  by Judy on December 13, 2012 
Senator Johnson's statement is as follows:
I rise today to give my colleagues yet another opportunity to set things right with Michigan's retirees. The bill that
is before us is an attempt to fix the ill-conceived pension tax that was moved quickly before all its effects had been
fully thought-out. We're now giving an exemption to police and firefighters because many of them do not collect
Social Security.
I offer an amendment that will eliminate all aspects of this poorly-written and job-killing pension tax. What better
gift to give our seniors this holiday season than to get rid of the tax hike that the Governor levied on them. We could
also give a gift to small businesses by freeing up $300 million for seniors to reinvest in this economy. The idea of
raising taxes on people living on fixed incomes to pay for tax breaks for the Governor's CEO buddies was wrong
from the start, and we talked about it all last year.
Our seniors have worked hard to earn their pensions. They shouldn’t have to choose between medications or food
because of this Republican tax hike. This year's been marked by attack after attack on Michigan citizens, asking
them to make great sacrifices while corporations, in fact, reap the benefits. Let's go home with a clear conscience,
knowing that we did something to help, rather than to harm, our elder population. If tax breaks are good for
business, then they must be good for seniors as well. Here's your chance to support lower taxes by supporting my
amendment.

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 409 (Revise income tax on pensions detail )  by Judy on December 13, 2012 
Senator Johnson asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be
printed in the Journal.
The motion prevailed.
Senator Johnson's statement is as follows:
I rise today to give my colleagues yet another opportunity to set things right with Michigan's retirees. The bill that
is before us is an attempt to fix the ill-conceived pension tax that was moved quickly before all its effects had been
fully thought-out. We're now giving an exemption to police and firefighters because many of them do not collect
Social Security.
I offer an amendment that will eliminate all aspects of this poorly-written and job-killing pension tax. What better
gift to give our seniors this holiday season than to get rid of the tax hike that the Governor levied on them. We could
also give a gift to small businesses by freeing up $300 million for seniors to reinvest in this economy. The idea of
raising taxes on people living on fixed incomes to pay for tax breaks for the Governor's CEO buddies was wrong
from the start, and we talked about it all last year.
Our seniors have worked hard to earn their pensions. They shouldn’t have to choose between medications or food
because of this Republican tax hike. This year's been marked by attack after attack on Michigan citizens, asking
them to make great sacrifices while corporations, in fact, reap the benefits. Let's go home with a clear conscience,
knowing that we did something to help, rather than to harm, our elder population. If tax breaks are good for
business, then they must be good for seniors as well. Here's your chance to support lower taxes by supporting my
amendment.

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 409 (Revise income tax on pensions detail )  by OldVet2 on June 27, 2011 

 All  you have to do is look back at gypsy's posts and you will see he is a brainwashed union man that has never ran a business.He also admits he is a socialist, and everything he says proves the point. He will soon attack you by resorting to name calling and insults to your intelligence. He has said that he managed a business so he knew what it was like to own one. He is easily discredited and made a fool, but doesn't realize it.



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