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RightMi Scorecard 2017-2018

Created by JGillman

Conservative rankings as shown through votes in 2017 & 2018 session

WARNING: This scorecard contains duplicates roll call votes. Look for 'WARNING' in the legend.

DISCLAIMER: This report was prepared by a user of the site. The site is not responsible for the scores, nor the preferred vote.


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Ideal Senate Vote >
100%Hune, Joe  (term)R
100%Pavlov, Phil  (term)R
75%Colbeck, Patrick  (term)R ×
75%Rocca, Tory  (term)R ×
75%Schuitmaker, Tonya  (term)R ×
25%Booher, Darwin  (term)R ×××
25%Green, Michael  (term)R ×××
25%Hansen, Goeff  (term)R ×××
25%Hildenbrand, Dave  (term)R ×××
25%Horn, Kenneth  (term)R ×××
25%Jones, Rick  (term)R ×××
25%Knollenberg, Marty  (term)R ×××
25%Kowall, Mike  (term)R ×××
25%MacGregor, Peter  (term)R ×××
25%Marleau, Jim  (term)R ×××
25%Meekhof, Arlan  (term)R ×××
25%Nofs, Mike  (term)R ×××
25%Proos, John  (term)R ×××
25%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ×××
25%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R ×××
25%Stamas, Jim  (term)R ×××
25%Zorn, Dale W.  (term)R ×××
0%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ××××
0%Bieda, Steve  (term)D ××××
0%Brandenburg, Jack  (term)R XX×X
0%Casperson, Tom  (term)R ××××
0%Conyers, Ian  (term)D XX×X
0%Gregory, Vincent  (term)D XX×X
0%Hertel, Curtis, Jr.  (term)D ××××
0%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung  (term)D ××××
0%Johnson, Bert  (term)D ××××
0%Knezek, David  (term)D ××××
0%O'Brien, Margaret  (term)R ××××
0%Robertson, David  (term)R ××××
0%Warren, Rebekah  (term)D ××××
0%Young, Coleman, II  (term)D XX×X
Ideal House Vote >
100%Runestad, Jim  (term)R
88%Howrylak, Martin  (term)R ×
75%Allor, Sue  (term)R ××
75%Barrett, Tom  (term)R ××
75%Dianda, Scott  (term)D ××
75%Glenn, Gary  (term)R ××
75%Hernandez, Shane  (term)R ××
75%Hoitenga, Michele  (term)R ××
75%Hornberger, Pamela  (term)R ××
75%Howell, Gary  (term)R ××
75%Kelly, Tim  (term)R ××
75%LaFave, Beau  (term)R ××
75%Lower, James  (term)R ××
75%McCready, Michael  (term)R ××
75%Miller, Aaron  (term)R ××
75%Noble, Jeff  (term)R ××
75%Reilly, John  (term)R ××
75%Theis, Lana  (term)R ××
75%VanderWall, Curt  (term)R ××
63%Albert, Thomas  (term)R ×××
63%Alexander, Julie  (term)R ×××
63%Bellino, Joseph, Jr.  (term)R ×××
63%Bizon, John  (term)R ×××
63%Canfield, Edward  (term)R ×××
63%Chatfield, Lee  (term)R ×××
63%Cole, Triston  (term)R ×××
63%Cox, Laura  (term)R ×××
63%Farrington, Diana  (term)R ×××
63%Frederick, Ben  (term)R ×××
63%Garcia, Daniela  (term)R ×××
63%Graves, Joseph  (term)R ×××
63%Griffin, Beth  (term)R ×××
63%Hauck, Roger  (term)R ×××
63%Hughes, Holly  (term)R ×××
63%Iden, Brandt  (term)R ×××
63%Kahle, Bronna  (term)R ×××
63%Kesto, Klint  (term)R ×××
63%LaSata, Kim  (term)R ×××
63%Lasinski, Donna  (term)D ×××
63%Leonard, Tom  (term)R ×××
63%Leutheuser, Eric  (term)R ×××
63%Lilly, Jim  (term)R ×××
63%Lucido, Peter  (term)R ×××
63%Marino, Steve  (term)R ×××
63%Rendon, Daire  (term)R ×××
63%Roberts, Brett  (term)R ×××
63%Robinson, Rose Mary  (term)D ×××
63%Tedder, Jim  (term)R ×××
63%Vaupel, Hank  (term)R ×××
63%VerHeulen, Rob  (term)R ×××
63%Webber, Michael  (term)R ×××
63%Wentworth, Jason  (term)R ×××
63%Whiteford, Mary  (term)R ×××
63%Yaroch, Jeff  (term)R ×××
57%Kivela, John  (term)D ×××X
50%Afendoulis, Chris  (term)R ××××
50%Brann, Tommy  (term)R ××××
50%Brinks, Winnie  (term)D ××××
50%Calley, Julie  (term)R ××××
50%Camilleri, Darrin  (term)D ××××
50%Chang, Stephanie  (term)D ××××
50%Chirkun, John  (term)D ××××
50%Crawford, Kathy  (term)R ××××
50%Ellison, Jim  (term)D ××××
50%Gay-Dagnogo, Sherry  (term)D ××××
50%Greimel, Tim  (term)D ××××
50%Guerra, Vanessa  (term)D ××××
50%Hammoud, Abdullah  (term)D ××××
50%Hertel, Kevin  (term)D ××××
50%Inman, Larry  (term)R ××××
50%Kosowski, Robert  (term)D ××××
50%LaGrand, David  (term)D ××××
50%Lauwers, Dan  (term)R ××××
50%Liberati, Frank  (term)D ××××
50%Maturen, David  (term)R ××××
50%Pagel, David  (term)R ××××
50%Rabhi, Yousef  (term)D ××××
50%Schor, Andy  (term)D ××××
50%Sheppard, Jason  (term)R ××××
50%Sneller, Tim  (term)D ××××
50%Victory, Roger  (term)R ××××
50%Zemke, Adam  (term)D ××××
43%Jones, Jewell  (term)D ××××X
43%Scott, Bettie Cook  (term)D X××××
38%Byrd, Wendell  (term)D ×××××
38%Clemente, Cara  (term)D ×××××
38%Cochran, Tom  (term)D ×××××
38%Durhal, Fred, III  (term)D ×××××
38%Elder, Brian  (term)D ×××××
38%Faris, Pam  (term)D ×××××
38%Green, Patrick  (term)D ×××××
38%Greig, Christine  (term)D ×××××
38%Hoadley, Jon  (term)D ×××××
38%Love, Leslie  (term)D ×××××
38%Neeley, Sheldon  (term)D ×××××
38%Pagan, Kristy  (term)D ×××××
38%Peterson, Ronnie  (term)D ×××××
38%Santana, Sylvia  (term)D ×××××
38%Singh, Sam  (term)D ×××××
38%VanSingel, Scott  (term)R ×××××
38%Wittenberg, Robert  (term)D ×××××
38%Yanez, Henry  (term)D ×××××
29%Phelps, Phil  (term)D ×××X××
25%Geiss, Erika  (term)D ××××××
25%Moss, Jeremy  (term)D ××××××
25%Sabo, Terry  (term)D ××××××
25%Sowerby, William  (term)D ××××××
0%Garrett, LaTanya  (term)D XXXXXXX×

Legend:   Correct,  × Incorrect,  F Chamber failed to hold vote,  E Excused,  X Not Voting,  ? Ideal Vote not set,   No vote in this chamber


Column Descriptions

Senate Bill 111: Corporate Welfare Transfers
To authorize a new way of giving ongoing cash subsidies to particular developers and business owners selected by state and local political appointees. This would use the device of allowing a firm's owners to just keep the state income tax payments they withhold from employee pay checks.
   • Senate Roll Call 35 on February 22, 2017.

House Bill 4001: Income Tax Reduction
Reduce the Income Tax rate from 4.25 to 3.9 over the next four years
   • House Roll Call 5 on February 23, 2017.

WARNING: This roll call vote duplicates Roll Call ID 743685.
Remove this duplicate roll call.
View Bill: Transfer state revenue to developers
A Creative new way to payback developers for their political patronage. Part of a package of bills SB 111 through SB 115

House Bill 4149: Expand open records law to legislature
One of several bills designed to make the legislature more transparent.
   • House Roll Call 35 on March 16, 2017.

House Bill 4329: Supplemental budget - Flint water, Macomb Sinkhole
To appropriate $100 million federal $$ for water treatment plant improvements, service line and water meter replacement, distribution system upgrades, corrosion control, and other infrastructure needs. This will require the state to come up with $20 million in matching funds. The bill also appropriates state tax revenues for a $1 million state Capitol upgrade, and authorizes a $5 million loan to local governments for repairs related to a Macomb County sinkhole (in the House version this was a $3 million grant).
   • House Roll Call 62 on March 30, 2017.
   • Senate Roll Call 99 on March 29, 2017.

House Bill 4315: Eliminate foreign language graduation standard
To allow a student to get a high school diploma without meeting the current two-credit language requirement by instead taking a computer class or one in “visual or performing arts (with all these in a new category dubbed “21st century skills” by the bill's sponsors).
   • House Roll Call 65 on March 30, 2017.

House Bill 4213: Court order to breathalyze minor who says no
To establish that a police officer must get a court order to get a breath test for alcohol from a minor who objects. This is not related to drunk driving or vehicles, but to enforcement of a state law that bans minors from being in possession of alcohol.
   • House Roll Call 59 on March 29, 2017.

House Bill 4070: Revise government eminent domain takings detail
To require state agencies to pay attorney fees and court costs of private property owners if a "governmental action" results in a loss of value and the department or agency failed to consult guidelines on government takings promulgated by the Attorney General. Also, to apply these rules on "takings" to the state Agriculture department in addition to the Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Transportation departments. Current law defines "governmental actions" for which compensation is required as including certain permit or license denials, restrictive conditions on these and more. The state and federal constitutions require governments to compensate owners when their property is taken
   • House Roll Call 57 on March 28, 2017.

House Bill 4208: Revise legislator expulsion/resignation detail
To revise a procedural detail related to when legislators are expelled or resign. The bill would require a resignation letter or expulsion resolution to explicitly cover the full balance of the term (rather than be temporary).
   • House Roll Call 32 on March 9, 2017.

WARNING: This roll call vote duplicates Roll Call ID 743685.
Remove this duplicate roll call.
Senate Bill 111: Transfer state revenue to big developers
To authorize giving ongoing cash subsidies to particular developers and business owners selected by state and local political appointees. Developers would get cash subsidies for up to 20 years based on the income tax paid by their employees and tenants.
   • House Roll Call 94 on May 4, 2017.


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