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Mostly economic freedom issues, some civil society issues. These 40 roll call votes do a very good job of separating Republicans from each other, and an OK job with Democrats.

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73%Hune, Joe @R F×××××××××F---
68%Brandenburg, Jack @R F×××××××××××F---
65%Schuitmaker, Tonya @R ××F××××××××××F---
56%Moolenaar, John @R ××FX×××××××××××F××---
53%Hildenbrand, Dave @R ×××F××××××××××××××F---
53%Robertson, David @R ×××F××××××××××××××F---
51%Proos, John @R ×××FX×××××××××××××F×---
50%Emmons, Judy @R ××××F××××××××××××F××---
50%Pavlov, Phil @R ××F××××××××××××××F××---
48%Caswell, Bruce @R ×××××F××××××××××××F××---
45%Green, Michael @R ××××F××××××××××××××F××---
45%Nofs, Mike @R ××××F××××××××××××××F××---
45%Rocca, Tory @R ×××××××F××××××××××××F×---
43%Jones, Rick @R ××××××F×××××××××××××F××---
41%Marleau, Jim @R ××××F×X××××××××××××F××××---
40%Booher, Darwin @R ××××××F××××××××××××××F××---
40%Walker, Howard @R ××××F×××××××××××××××F×××---
38%Meekhof, Arlan @R ×××××F×××××××××××××××F×××---
35%Jansen, Mark @R ××××××F×XX××××××××××××X×F××---
35%Casperson, Tom @R ××××××F××××××××××××××F××××---
35%Kahn, Roger @R ×××××F×××××××××××××××F××××---
34%Pappageorge, John @R ××××××F×X×××X××××××××××F×××---
33%Hansen, Goeff @R ××××××F××××××××××××××××F×××---
33%Kowall, Mike @R ××××××F×××××××××××××××F××××---
31%Young, Coleman, II @D XX××××××××XF×××××××X×××××××F×---
30%Richardville, Randy @R ×××××××F×××××××××××××××F××××---
24%Hunter, Tupac @D ××××××X×××F×X××××××××××××××××F×---
23%Whitmer, Gretchen @D ×××××××××××F×××××××××X××××××F××---
23%Anderson, Glenn @D ×××××××××××F×××××××××××××××××F×---
22%Johnson, Bert @D X×××××××××XF××××X××××××××××××F××---
21%Ananich, Jim @D ×X××××-××××F×××××-××---××××××F×××---
19%Smith, Virgil @D ×××××X×××X×F×××××××××××××××××FX××---
18%Hood, Morris, III @D ×××××××××××F××××××××X×××X××××F×××---
18%Bieda, Steve @D ×××××××××××F××××××××××××××××××F××---
18%Gregory, Vincent @D ××××××××××F××××××××××××××××××F×××---
18%Warren, Rebekah @D ×××××××××××F×××××××××××××××××F×××---
15%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung @D ×××××××××××F×X×××××××××××××××××F××---
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81%Franz, Ray @R ××××××××-
79%Hooker, Thomas @R ×××××××××-
79%Somerville, Patrick @R ×××××××××-
76%Genetski, Robert @R ××××××××××-
74%Goike, Ken @R ×××××××××××-
71%Bumstead, Jon @R ××××××××××××-
71%Howrylak, Martin @R ××××××××××××-
67%Johnson, Joel @R ××××××××××××××-
67%Lund, Pete @R ××××××××××××××-
66%MacMaster, Greg @R ××××X×X××X××X××××-
64%Leonard, Tom @R ×××××××××××××××-
64%Shirkey, Mike @R ×××××××××××××××-
62%Potvin, Phil @R ××××××××××××××××-
60%Cotter, Kevin @R ×××××××××××××××××-
60%Rendon, Bruce @R ×××××××××××××××××-
60%Robinson, Rose Mary @D ×××××××××××××××××-
57%Farrington, Jeff @R ××××××××××××××××××-
57%MacGregor, Peter @R ××××××××××××××××××-
55%McBroom, Edward @R ×××××××××××××××××××-
55%Nesbitt, Aric @R ×××××××××××××××××××-
55%Pettalia, Peter @R ×××××××××××××××××××-
52%Graves, Joseph @R ××××××××××××××××××××-
52%Lauwers, Dan @R ××××××××××××××××××××-
50%Kelly, Tim @R ×××××××××××××××××××××-
50%Kesto, Klint @R ×××××××××××××××××××××-
48%Price, Amanda @R ××××××××××××××××××××××-
45%LaFontaine, Andrea @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××-
43%Daley, Kevin @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××-
43%Dianda, Scott @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××-
40%Forlini, Anthony @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××-
40%O'Brien, Margaret @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××-
40%Poleski, Earl @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××-
40%Victory, Roger @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Jenkins, Nancy @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Kowall, Eileen @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Kurtz, Kenneth @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Outman, Rick @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Pscholka, Al @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%VerHeulen, Rob @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Yonker, Ken @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
38%Zorn, Dale W. @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
36%Heise, Kurt @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
36%Muxlow, Paul @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
33%Lyons, Lisa @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
33%Rogers, Bill @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
32%Nathan, David @D ××××××X×X××××××××X×××××X××××××-
31%Callton, Mike @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Foster, Frank @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Irwin, Jeff @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Jacobsen, Bradford @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Pagel, David @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
31%Schmidt, Wayne @R ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
30%Driskell, Gretchen @D ××××××××××××××××××X×××××××X×××-
30%Lori, Matt @R ×××××××××X××××××××××××××××X×××-
29%Haveman, Joseph @R ××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××××-
29%Bolger, James "Jase" @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Crawford, Hugh @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Denby, Cindy @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Glardon, Ben @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Greimel, Tim @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%McCready, Michael @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Stamas, Jim @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Walsh, John @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
29%Yanez, Henry @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
26%Abed, Theresa @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
26%Brinks, Winnie @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
26%Geiss, Douglas @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
26%Lamonte, Collene @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
25%Brunner, Charles @D ×××××××X×××××X××××××××××××××××××-
24%LaVoy, Bill @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××X××××××××-
24%Clemente, Paul D. @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
24%Dillon, Brandon @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
24%Haines, Gail @R ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
23%Haugh, Harold @D ×××××××××××××××X×××××××××X×××××××-
22%Cochran, Tom @D ××××××××××××××××××X××××××××××××××-
22%Stallworth, Thomas, III @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××X-
21%Barnett, Vicki @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
21%Brown, Terry @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
21%McCann, Sean @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
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19%Banks, Brian @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
19%Kivela, John @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
19%Knezek, David @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
19%Santana, Harvey @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
19%Stanley, Woodrow @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
18%Olumba, John @D XXX××××X×X××X×X×××××××××X×X×××××××××-
18%Lipton, Ellen @D ××××××××××××××X×××X××××××××××××××××-
17%Talabi, Alberta Tinsley @D ×××××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××××××-
17%Darany, George T. @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Durhal, Fred, III @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Kandrevas, Andrew @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Kosowski, Robert @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Segal, Kate @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
17%Smiley, Charles @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
16%Phelps, Phil @D ×××××××××××××××××××---×---××××-××-----
15%Lane, Marilyn @D ××××××××××××××××××X××××××××××××XX×××-
15%Hobbs, Rudy @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××X×××××X××××-
15%Zemke, Adam @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××X×××X×-
14%Cavanagh, Phil @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Oakes, Stacy Erwin @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Roberts, Sarah @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Singh, Sam @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Slavens, Dian @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
14%Tlaib, Rashida @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
13%Rutledge, David E. @D ××××××××××××××××××××X×××××××××××××X××-
12%Schor, Andy @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
12%Switalski, Jon @D ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
11%Hovey-Wright, Marcia @D ×××××××××××××××××××××XX××X××××××××××X×-
10%Faris, Pam @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-
10%Townsend, Jim @D ××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××-

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Column Descriptions

House Bill 6074: No student athlete unionization
Exempt state college athletes from unionization.
      House Roll Call 648 on Dec. 2, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 818 on Dec. 10, 2014.

House Bill 4576: Regulate Obamacare navigators
Require certification for federal health care law "navigators."
      House Roll Call 692 on Dec. 16, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 861 on Dec. 17, 2014.

Senate Bill 910: Don't enforce fed woodstove regs
Ban enforcing new state of federal regulations.
      House Roll Call 678 on Jun. 12, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 445 on Apr. 24, 2014.

House Joint Resolution 0: $2 billion tax hike for roads and more.
Place $2 billion in tax hikes on ballot, with $1.2 billion for roads.
      House Roll Call 789 on Dec. 18, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 939 on Dec. 19, 2014.

Senate Bill 847: Increase EITC
Increase low income worker subsidies to gain Dem votes for tax hike ballot measure (HJR UU).
      House Roll Call 785 on Dec. 16, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 917 on Dec. 19, 2014.

Senate Bill 423: School spending "adequacy" study
Buy school spending "adequacy" study to gain Dem votes for tax hike ballot measure (HJR UU).
      House Roll Call 786 on Dec. 11, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 923 on Dec. 19, 2014.

Senate Bill 658: Impose "Amazon tax"
Require out of state merchants with in Michigan affiliate to collect sales tax on purchases by Michigan residents.
      House Roll Call 787 on Dec. 11, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 770 on Oct. 31, 2013.

Senate Bill 78: No “biological diversity” land set aside
Ban setting aside state land for “biological diversity.”
      House Roll Call 724 on Mar. 5, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 37 on Jan. 24, 2013.

Senate Bill 1033: Facilitate Direct Primary Care
Establish that Direct Primary Care is not “insurance” subject to the extensive regulatory regime.
      House Roll Call 751 on Oct. 6, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 646 on Sep. 9, 2014.

Senate Bill 269: More corporate welfare
Extend annual $75 million earmark to a "21st Century Jobs Fund" program.
      House Roll Call 719 on Dec. 18, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 924 on Dec. 18, 2014.

Senate Bill 761: Borrow for new higher ed buildings
Authorize $841.7 million in new government debt and spending for more than 40 state college and university construction projects.
      Senate Roll Call 778 on Feb. 11, 2014.

House Bill 4998: Cronyist “entrepreneurs-in-residence”
Appoint “entrepreneurs-in-residence” at Michigan Strategic Fund.
      House Roll Call 334 on Sep. 24, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 708 on Jun. 4, 2014.

House Bill 5958: Enact RFRA (ban "cake police")
Prohibit government from "substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion."
      House Roll Call 615 on Nov. 13, 2014.

Senate Bill 1103: Extend film subsidies
Eliminate sunset on state subsidies for film productions.
      House Roll Call 637 on Oct. 6, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 725 on Dec. 9, 2014.

Senate Bill 853: Ban automated eyeglass "kiosks"
Ban automated eye exams and prescriptions.
      House Roll Call 404 on Mar. 27, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 169 on Mar. 6, 2014.

Senate Bill 991: "Right to Try" lifesaving drug
Let terminal patients try non-FDA approved treatments.
      House Roll Call 515 on Aug. 27, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 532 on Jun. 11, 2014.

Senate Bill 758: Penalize delinquent hotel tax
Authorize more stringent sanctions for delinquent hotel "marketing" tax.
      House Roll Call 455 on Mar. 26, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 140 on Feb. 11, 2014.

House Bill 5233: More civil asset forfeiture
Forfeit assets of landlord deemed "willfully blind" to illegal activity.
      House Roll Call 463 on Jan. 22, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 617 on Sep. 17, 2014.

House Bill 5274: Facilitate CO2 pipelines
Preempt locals from restricting CO2 pipelines.
      House Roll Call 132 on Mar. 18, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 109 on Feb. 18, 2014.

House Bill 5168: Facilitate Woodward streetcar
To eliminate restrictions on the Detroit area regional transportation operating a Woodward Avenue streetcar in Detroit.
      House Roll Call 364 on Dec. 4, 2013.

House Bill 4783: More developer/corporate subsidies
Authorize broad "multi-modal commerce" subsidies.
      House Roll Call 459 on May. 29, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 829 on Sep. 11, 2014.

Senate Bill 92: License pharmacy assistants
Impose licensure on pharmacy assistants.
      House Roll Call 448 on Apr. 9, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 70 on Jan. 29, 2013.

Senate Bill 661: Ease political speech restriction
Establish third party political "issue ads" need not include donor disclosure.
      House Roll Call 488 on Nov. 14, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 533 on Oct. 31, 2013.

Senate Bill 553: Extend renaissance zone tax breaks
Allow eight year extension of Saginaw "renaissance zone" tax breaks.
      House Roll Call 50 on Oct. 31, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 480 on Sep. 25, 2013.

House Concurrent Resolution 11: Authorize "Common Core"
Authorize "Common Core" school curriculum standards.
      House Roll Call 307 on Sep. 25, 2013.

House Bill 4787: Increase CON fees
Increase “Certificate of Need” health facility rationing fees.
      House Roll Call 281 on May. 29, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 383 on Sep. 17, 2013.

Senate Bill 257: More “Business Improvement Zone” taxes
Expand “Business Improvement Zone” tax-and-spend entities.
      House Roll Call 284 on Apr. 11, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 74 on Mar. 12, 2013.

Senate Bill 38: Garnish wages for “hearing bureau” fines
Authorize wage garnishment for nonpayment of “administrative hearing bureau” fines.
      House Roll Call 428 on Apr. 18, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 83 on Jan. 16, 2013.

Senate Bill 218: Extend "water resource improvement authorities"
Extend sunset on borrow-and-spend "water resource improvement authorities."
      House Roll Call 84 on Mar. 14, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 51 on Feb. 26, 2013.

Senate Bill 347: Expand MSHDA subsidies
Expand MSHDA developer subsidies.
      House Roll Call 283 on May. 16, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 179 on May. 1, 2013.

Senate Bill 175: Undo National Guard pension reform
Undo National Guard pension reform. The House version kept more reforms in place.
      House Roll Call 205 on May. 22, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 207 on Feb. 12, 2013.

House Bill 5568: Allow more Detroit pensions
Allow Detroit to enroll new hires in a "defined benefit" pension system.
      House Roll Call 288 on May. 8, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 335 on May. 27, 2014.

House Bill 5574: Give Detroit $194.8 million
Give Detroit $194.8 million for bankruptcy settlement.
      House Roll Call 292 on May. 8, 2014.      Senate Roll Call 339 on May. 27, 2014.

Senate Joint Resolution 0: Federal balanced budget amendment
Call for U.S. balanced budget amendment convention.
      House Roll Call 150 on Nov. 7, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 154 on Mar. 25, 2014.

Senate Bill 636: "Land line" phone transition
Facilitate transitioning phone customers to a wireless-only system.
      House Roll Call 91 on Dec. 5, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 101 on Mar. 12, 2014.

House Bill 4487: Let DDAs spend for ag
Let DDAs borrow and spend to promote farmers markets.
      House Roll Call 51 on Mar. 21, 2013.

House Bill 4327: Reset tax increment schemes
Let a particular increment financing scheme ("Corridor Improvement Authorities) reset increment basis to reflect declining property assessments.
      House Roll Call 353 on Feb. 26, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 628 on Oct. 24, 2013.

Senate Bill 542: More government employee benefits
Raise cap on local government and school employee health insurance cost.
      House Roll Call 477 on Oct. 8, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 606 on Dec. 11, 2013.

House Bill 4044: Restrict "Obamacare“ exchange
Prohibit mandate that all health insurance policies go through the exchange.
      House Roll Call 508 on Jan. 22, 2013.

House Bill 4633: Mandate new license plate in 10 years
Mandate vehicle owners replace license plate after 10 years.
      House Roll Call 308 on Apr. 25, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 490 on Oct. 8, 2013.

House Bill 4714: Adopt Obamacare Medicaid expansion
Adopt the federal health care law Medicaid expansion.
      House Roll Call 265 on Sep. 3, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 339 on Aug. 27, 2013.

House Bill 4668: Increase hunting and fishing license fees
Increase hunting and fishing license fees.
      House Roll Call 272 on Jun. 19, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 307 on Jun. 19, 2013.

House Bill 4665: Raise landfill tipping fees
Extend “temporary” landfill tipping fee increase.
      House Roll Call 198 on May. 2, 2013.      Senate Roll Call 278 on Jun. 6, 2013.

 

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