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2017-18 Freedom Index

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68%Emmons, Judy @R ××××××--------
68%Hune, Joe @R ××××××--------
65%Shirkey, Mike @R ×××X××X×--------
63%Schuitmaker, Tonya @R ×××××××--------
59%Brandenburg, Jack @R ××××XX×××--------
59%Green, Michael @R ×××××××XX--------
59%Pavlov, Phil @R ×××××XX××--------
58%Booher, Darwin @R ××××××××--------
58%Hansen, Goeff @R ××××××××--------
58%Hildenbrand, Dave @R ××××××××--------
58%Knollenberg, Marty @R ××××××××--------
58%Kowall, Mike @R ××××××××--------
58%MacGregor, Peter @R ××××××××--------
58%Marleau, Jim @R ××××××××--------
58%Meekhof, Arlan @R ××××××××--------
58%Proos, John @R ××××××××--------
58%Robertson, David @R ××××××××--------
58%Stamas, Jim @R ××××××××--------
56%Horn, Kenneth @R ×××××××X×--------
53%Casperson, Tom @R ×××××××××--------
53%Nofs, Mike @R ×××××××××--------
53%Schmidt, Wayne @R ×××××××××--------
47%Jones, Rick @R ××××××××××--------
47%Zorn, Dale W. @R ××××××××××--------
42%O'Brien, Margaret @R ×××××××××××--------
26%Hertel, Curtis, Jr. @D ××××××××××××××--------
26%Knezek, David @D ××××××××××××××--------
26%Rocca, Tory @R ××××××××××××××--------
21%Ananich, Jim @D ×××××××××××××××--------
18%Conyers, Ian @D ×××××X××××××××X×--------
16%Bieda, Steve @D ××××××××××××××××--------
14%Young, Coleman, II @D ××××X×××X×××XXX××--------
12%Gregory, Vincent @D X××××××××××X×××××--------
11%Johnson, Bert @D ××××X××××××××××××--------
11%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung @D ×××××××××××××××××--------
11%Warren, Rebekah @D ×××××××××××××××××--------
8%Hood, Morris, III @D X×X×××XX××X×X×××××--------
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77%Johnson, Steven @R ××××F-----
77%Noble, Jeff @R ××××F-----
73%Allor, Sue @R ×××××F-----
73%Barrett, Tom @R ×××××F-----
73%Glenn, Gary @R ×××××F-----
73%Hoitenga, Michele @R ×××××F-----
73%Hornberger, Pamela @R ×××××F-----
73%Kelly, Tim @R ×××××F-----
73%Miller, Aaron @R ×××××F-----
73%Reilly, John @R ×××××F-----
73%Theis, Lana @R ×××××F-----
68%Cole, Triston @R ××××××F-----
68%LaSata, Kim @R ××××××F-----
68%Lower, James @R ××××××F-----
68%Wentworth, Jason @R ××××××F-----
65%Leutheuser, Eric @R X×××X×××F-----
64%Albert, Thomas @R ×××××××F-----
64%Alexander, Julie @R ×××××××F-----
64%Calley, Julie @R ×××××××F-----
64%Canfield, Edward @R ×××××××F-----
64%Chatfield, Lee @R ×××××××F-----
64%Farrington, Diana @R ×××××××F-----
64%Griffin, Beth @R ×××××××F-----
64%Hauck, Roger @R ×××××××F-----
64%Howell, Gary @R ××××××F×-----
64%Kahle, Bronna @R ×××××××F-----
64%LaFave, Beau @R ×××××××F-----
64%Lauwers, Dan @R ×××××××F-----
64%Leonard, Tom @R ×××××××F-----
64%Rendon, Daire @R ×××××××F-----
64%Runestad, Jim @R ×××××××F-----
64%Tedder, Jim @R ×××××××F-----
64%VanderWall, Curt @R ×××××××F-----
64%Vaupel, Hank @R ×××××××F-----
64%Victory, Roger @R ×××××××F-----
64%Whiteford, Mary @R ×××××××F-----
59%Bellino, Joseph, Jr. @R ×××××××F×-----
59%Bizon, John @R ××××××××F-----
59%Brann, Tommy @R ××××××××F-----
59%Cox, Laura @R ××××××××F-----
59%Frederick, Ben @R ××××××××F-----
59%Graves, Joseph @R ××××××××F-----
59%Hughes, Holly @R ××××××××F-----
59%Iden, Brandt @R ××××××××F-----
59%Kesto, Klint @R ××××××××F-----
59%Lucido, Peter @R ××××××××F-----
59%Marino, Steve @R ××××××××F-----
59%Sheppard, Jason @R ××××××××F-----
59%VanSingel, Scott @R ××××××××F-----
59%Webber, Michael @R ××××××××F-----
59%Yaroch, Jeff @R ×××××××F×-----
55%Howrylak, Martin @R ××××××××F×-----
55%Lilly, Jim @R ×××××××××F-----
50%Garcia, Daniela @R ××××××××××F-----
50%Inman, Larry @R ××××××××××F-----
50%VerHeulen, Rob @R ××××××××××F-----
40%Kivela, John @D -×------×---X-----F------
45%Afendoulis, Chris @R ×××××××××××F-----
45%Crawford, Kathy @R ×××××××××××F-----
45%Roberts, Brett @R ××××××××××F×-----
41%McCready, Michael @R ×××××××××××F×-----
41%Robinson, Rose Mary @D ×××××××××××F×-----
39%Maturen, David @R ××XXX××××××××FX-----
36%Dianda, Scott @D ××××××××××××F×-----
36%Pagel, David @R ××××××××××××F×-----
36%Phelps, Phil @D ××××××××××××F×-----
32%Geiss, Erika @D ×××××××××××××F×-----
32%Guerra, Vanessa @D ×××××××××××××F×-----
32%Liberati, Frank @D ×××××××××××××F×-----
27%Chirkun, John @D ××××××××××××××F×-----
27%Cochran, Tom @D ××××××××××××××F×-----
27%Elder, Brian @D ××××××××××××××F×-----
27%Love, Leslie @D ××××××××××××××F×-----
27%Rabhi, Yousef @D ××××××××××××××F×-----
27%Santana, Sylvia @D ××××××××××××××F×-----
26%Garrett, LaTanya @D ×X×××××X×××××××FX-----
25%Scott, Bettie Cook @D X×××××X××××××××F×-----
24%Ellison, Jim @D ×××××××××××××X×F×-----
24%Greimel, Tim @D ×××××××X×××××××F×-----
24%Hertel, Kevin @D ×××××X×××××××××F×-----
23%Camilleri, Darrin @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Chang, Stephanie @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Clemente, Cara @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Faris, Pam @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Greig, Christine @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Hammoud, Abdullah @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Hoadley, Jon @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Lasinski, Donna @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Sabo, Terry @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Schor, Andy @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Sowerby, William @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Yanez, Henry @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
23%Zemke, Adam @D ×××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Brinks, Winnie @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Byrd, Wendell @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Gay-Dagnogo, Sherry @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Green, Patrick @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Kosowski, Robert @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Moss, Jeremy @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Pagan, Kristy @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Singh, Sam @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Sneller, Tim @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
18%Wittenberg, Robert @D ××××××××××××××××F×-----
14%LaGrand, David @D ×X×××××××××××××××F×-----
14%Durhal, Fred, III @D ×××××××××××××××××F×-----
14%Neeley, Sheldon @D ×××××××××××××××××F×-----
14%Peterson, Ronnie @D ×××××××××××××××××F×-----
11%Jones, Jewell @D X××××××X×××XX×××××F×-----

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Column Descriptions

Senate Bill 244: Reveal some subsidy recipients
Revise taxpayer confidentiality law to disclose who gets subsidies Senate Bills 242 and 243 would authorize.
      House Roll Call 262 on Mar. 29, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 98 on Mar. 15, 2017.

House Bill 4001: Cut income tax 0.2 percent
Cut the state income tax rate from the current 4.25 percent to 4.05 percent over two years.
      House Roll Call 5 on Jan. 11, 2017.

House Bill 4557: Beer & wine protectionism
Prison for bringing 26 cases of wine or beer into the state.
      House Roll Call 147 on May. 2, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 304 on May. 30, 2017.

Senate Bill 94: Indirect subsidy for new car dealers & buyers
Accelerate adoption of sales tax exemption trade-in value when buying a new vehicle.
      House Roll Call 248 on Mar. 29, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 87 on Feb. 1, 2017.

House Bill 4608: Repeal painters license mandate
Exempt painters and decorators from the licensure mandate imposed on residential maintenance and alteration contractors.
      House Roll Call 229 on May. 11, 2017.

Senate Bill 249: Ban government charter school discrimination
Prohibit a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school,
      House Roll Call 230 on May. 23, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 202 on Mar. 16, 2017.

Senate Bill 401: Impose pension costs on charter schools
Require charter schools pay into underfunded school pensions, even though their employees get no pensions.
      Senate Roll Call 259 on Jun. 15, 2017.

House Bill 4184: Restrict local government “phone-in” voting
Retrict members of an elected public body casting a vote without being physically present.
      House Roll Call 165 on Feb. 9, 2017.

House Bill 4205: Limit state department rulemaking
Restrict departments imposing rules more stringent than federal
      House Roll Call 121 on Feb. 14, 2017.

House Bill 4215: Repeal car running in driveway ban
Repeal a ban on warming up car in driveway.
      House Roll Call 84 on Feb. 15, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 249 on May. 3, 2017.

House Bill 4080: Energy debt scheme for schools
Let schools incur debt for energy efficiency projects.
      House Roll Call 33 on Jan. 24, 2017.      Senate Roll Call on Mar. 15, 2017.

Senate Bill 97: Permit public/private facility deals
Let agencies do hospital or transportation facility deals with developers who get tax exemptions and more.
      Senate Roll Call 40 on Feb. 2, 2017.

Senate Bill 40: More subsidies for particular companies
Give subsidies to some businesses near state border.
      Senate Roll Call 23 on Feb. 9, 2017.

Senate Bill 335: Authorize Citizens United Super-PACs
Make state law comply with Citizens United case, authorize state "super-PACs."
      House Roll Call 271 on Sep. 14, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 337 on Apr. 27, 2017.

House Bill 4616: Illegal gun ban sanctions
Make local governments liable for gun ban preemption violations.
      House Roll Call 281 on May. 17, 2017.

Senate Bill 242: Give subsidies to iPhone maker
Give $200 million to Foxconn and others.
      House Roll Call 260 on Mar. 29, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 96 on Mar. 15, 2017.

Senate Bill 111: Give Gilbert and others $1.8 Billion
Give $1.8 billion to Dan Gilbert and other big developers.
      House Roll Call 94 on Feb. 23, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 174 on May. 9, 2017.

Senate Bill 129: Ease small copper mine regs
Ease regulations on small copper mines.
      House Roll Call 72 on Mar. 9, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 67 on Feb. 9, 2017.

House Bill 4351: Favors for Aircraft Owners
Exempt airplane parts from sales tax.
      House Roll Call 144 on Mar. 14, 2017.

House Bill 4416: Constitutional Carry
Allow concealed pistol carry without license.
      House Roll Call 183 on Mar. 28, 2017.

House Bill 4999: Ban local soda tax
Ban local government from imposing tax on food and beverages.
      House Roll Call 294 on Sep. 20, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 386 on Oct. 10, 2017.

Senate Bill 574: Share ISD tax with charters
To require ISDs to share "enhancement" tax with charter schools.
      Senate Roll Call 403 on Sep. 14, 2017.

Senate Bill 98: Authorize more TIFAs
Authorize five more “promise zone” tax increment financing authorities.
      House Roll Call 314 on May. 16, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 405 on Oct. 18, 2017.

House Bill 5013: Auto insurance reform
Restrict crash victim hospital charges and lawsuits, allow lower coverage amounts.
      House Roll Call 375 on Sep. 26, 2017.

House Bill 5095: Revise ballast water regulations
Replace state with Coast Guard ballast water discharge regulations.
      Senate Roll Call 462 on Nov. 7, 2017.

Senate Bill 584: Permit concealed carry in schools.
Exemptions from concealed pistol "no carry zones" allowing guns in schools and more.
      Senate Roll Call 454 on Nov. 8, 2017.

Senate Bill 401: Fix school employee retirement system
Make defined contribution retirement benefits default for new school employees.
      House Roll Call 216 on Jun. 20, 2017.      Senate Roll Call 261 on May. 23, 2017.


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