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Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - 2013 Q4 only

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These are the bills and scores for just the 4th Quarter of 2013 for the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard. See our other scorecards for individual quarters and the YTD version.

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Ideal Senate Vote >
71%Hune, Joe  (term)R ×××××
71%Schuitmaker, Tonya  (term)R ×××××
63%Brandenburg, Jack  (term)R X××××××
59%Caswell, Bruce  (term)R ×××××××
53%Hildenbrand, Dave  (term)R ××××××××
53%Jones, Rick  (term)R ××××××××
53%Meekhof, Arlan  (term)R ××××××××
53%Nofs, Mike  (term)R ××××××××
53%Pavlov, Phil  (term)R ××××××××
47%Booher, Darwin  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Casperson, Tom  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Emmons, Judy  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Green, Michael  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Jansen, Mark  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Kowall, Mike  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Marleau, Jim  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Moolenaar, John  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Pappageorge, John  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Proos, John  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Richardville, Randy  (term)R ×××××××××
47%Robertson, David  (term)R ×××××××××
41%Hansen, Goeff  (term)R ××××××××××
41%Kahn, Roger  (term)R ××××××××××
41%Rocca, Tory  (term)R ××××××××××
41%Walker, Howard  (term)R ××××××××××
29%Hunter, Tupac  (term)D ××××××××××××
24%Anderson, Glenn  (term)D ×××××××××××××
13%Young, Coleman, II  (term)D ×××××XX××××××××
12%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
12%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
12%Warren, Rebekah  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
12%Whitmer, Gretchen  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
7%Johnson, Bert  (term)D ×X××××××××××XX××
7%Gregory, Vincent  (term)D ××××××X×××X×××××
6%Bieda, Steve  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
6%Smith, Virgil  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
0%Hood, Morris, III  (term)D ××XX×××××××××××××
Ideal House Vote >
82%Genetski, Robert  (term)R ××
82%Goike, Ken  (term)R ××
82%Hooker, Thomas  (term)R ××
82%Howrylak, Martin  (term)R ××
82%Lund, Pete  (term)R ××
82%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R ××
82%Somerville, Patrick  (term)R ××
73%Bumstead, Jon  (term)R ×××
73%Franz, Ray  (term)R ×××
73%Price, Amanda  (term)R ×××
70%MacMaster, Greg  (term)R ×××X
64%Callton, Mike  (term)R ××××
64%Cotter, Kevin  (term)R ××××
64%Driskell, Gretchen  (term)D ××××
64%Farrington, Jeff  (term)R ××××
64%Graves, Joseph  (term)R ××××
64%Johnson, Joel  (term)R ××××
64%Kesto, Klint  (term)R ××××
64%Kowall, Eileen  (term)R ××××
64%Lauwers, Dan  (term)R ××××
64%Leonard, Tom  (term)R ××××
64%MacGregor, Peter  (term)R ××××
64%McCready, Michael  (term)R ××××
64%Nathan, David  (term)D ××××
64%Poleski, Earl  (term)R ××××
64%Pscholka, Al  (term)R ××××
64%VerHeulen, Rob  (term)R ××××
64%Yonker, Ken  (term)R ××××
60%Cochran, Tom  (term)D X××××
55%Abed, Theresa  (term)D ×××××
55%Bolger, James "Jase"  (term)R ×××××
55%Brinks, Winnie  (term)D ×××××
55%Crawford, Hugh  (term)R ×××××
55%Denby, Cindy  (term)R ×××××
55%Dillon, Brandon  (term)D ×××××
55%Forlini, Anthony  (term)R ×××××
55%Glardon, Ben  (term)R ×××××
55%Greimel, Tim  (term)D ×××××
55%Haveman, Joseph  (term)R ×××××
55%Heise, Kurt  (term)R ×××××
55%Irwin, Jeff  (term)D ×××××
55%Jacobsen, Bradford  (term)R ×××××
55%Jenkins, Nancy  (term)R ×××××
55%Kelly, Tim  (term)R ×××××
55%Kurtz, Kenneth  (term)R ×××××
55%LaFontaine, Andrea  (term)R ×××××
55%Lamonte, Collene  (term)D ×××××
55%Lori, Matt  (term)R ×××××
55%Lyons, Lisa  (term)R ×××××
55%Muxlow, Paul  (term)R ×××××
55%Nesbitt, Aric  (term)R ×××××
55%O'Brien, Margaret  (term)R ×××××
55%Outman, Rick  (term)R ×××××
55%Pagel, David  (term)R ×××××
55%Pettalia, Peter  (term)R ×××××
55%Potvin, Phil  (term)R ×××××
55%Rendon, Bruce  (term)R ×××××
55%Rogers, Bill  (term)R ×××××
55%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ×××××
55%Schor, Andy  (term)D ×××××
55%Stamas, Jim  (term)R ×××××
55%Victory, Roger  (term)R ×××××
55%Walsh, John  (term)R ×××××
55%Yanez, Henry  (term)D ×××××
55%Zorn, Dale W.  (term)R ×××××
50%Robinson, Rose Mary  (term)D ×××X××
45%Daley, Kevin  (term)R ××××××
45%Dianda, Scott  (term)D ××××××
45%Foster, Frank  (term)R ××××××
45%Kandrevas, Andrew  (term)D ××××××
45%Knezek, David  (term)D ××××××
45%McBroom, Ed  (term)R ××××××
44%Zemke, Adam  (term)D ××××X×X
36%Clemente, Paul D.  (term)D ×××××××
36%Geiss, Douglas  (term)D ×××××××
36%Haugh, Harold  (term)D ×××××××
36%Kivela, John  (term)D ×××××××
36%LaVoy, Bill  (term)D ×××××××
36%McCann, Sean  (term)D ×××××××
36%Olumba, John  (term)D ×××××××
36%Rutledge, David E.  (term)D ×××××××
36%Tlaib, Rashida  (term)D ×××××××
33%Lane, Marilyn  (term)D XXX×X×X××
30%Hobbs, Rudy  (term)D ×××××××X
30%Stallworth, Thomas, III  (term)D ×××××××X
27%Banks, Brian  (term)D ××××××××
27%Barnett, Vicki  (term)D ××××××××
27%Cavanagh, Phil  (term)D ××××××××
27%Durhal, Fred, III  (term)D ××××××××
27%Faris, Pam  (term)D ××××××××
27%Haines, Gail  (term)R ××××××××
27%Lipton, Ellen  (term)D ××××××××
27%Roberts, Sarah  (term)D ××××××××
27%Singh, Sam  (term)D ××××××××
27%Slavens, Dian  (term)D ××××××××
27%Talabi, Alberta Tinsley  (term)D ××××××××
27%Townsend, Jim  (term)D ××××××××
20%Switalski, Jon  (term)D ××××××××X
18%Brown, Terry  (term)D ×××××××××
18%Brunner, Charles  (term)D ×××××××××
18%Darany, George T.  (term)D ×××××××××
18%Hovey-Wright, Marcia  (term)D ×××××××××
18%Kosowski, Robert  (term)D ×××××××××
18%Santana, Harvey  (term)D ×××××××××
18%Segal, Kate  (term)D ×××××××××
18%Smiley, Charles  (term)D ×××××××××
18%Stanley, Woodrow  (term)D ×××××××××
9%Oakes, Stacy Erwin  (term)D ××××××××××
0%Phelps, Phil  (term)D ×××××××

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

House Bill 4369: HB 4369 "Education Achievement Authority"
Codify in statute the powers and structure of a state “education achievement authority” (already created by means of an administrative “interlocal agreement”), which is an office in the Department of Education tasked with managing, overseeing or contracting-out the operations of public schools deemed to have failed academically.
   • Senate Roll Call 613 on December 11, 2013.

Senate Bill 661: SB 661 Increase Political Contribution Limits
Double the maximum campaign contributions allowed by state election law, index these to inflation, and require additional finance reports from candidates. Clarify regulations on third party issue ads and robocalls
   • House Roll Call 488 on December 11, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 618 on December 12, 2013.

House Bill 4044: HB 4044 Obamacare exchange non-exclusive
Allow health insurance to be sold outside of a state ObamaCare (ACA) exchange, if a state-run exchange is ever established
   • House Roll Call 508 on December 12, 2013.

House Bill 4816: HB 4816 Disclose Obamacare price hikes
Require health insurance bills to include estimated impact of health care law (ACA) on any price increases
   • House Roll Call 507 on December 12, 2013.

House Bill 4242: HB 4242 Justify new gov regulations
Require government agencies to demonstrate that a rule they want to impose is “necessary and suitable to achieve its purpose in proportion to the burdens it places on individuals”.
   • House Roll Call 127 on May 14, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 547 on December 3, 2013.

Senate Bill 509: SB 509 - Authorize new senate building
Authorize the sale of the Farnum Senate office building in Lansing and construction of a new building for Senators’ offices.
   • Senate Roll Call 553 on December 4, 2013.

House Bill 4633: HB 4633 - Mandate license plate replacement
Mandate license plate replacement after 10 years regardless of condition
   • Senate Roll Call 536 on November 14, 2013.

Senate Bill 2: SB 2 - Expand nurse scope of practice
Revise nursing license regulations to provide a wider "scope of practice" for "advanced practice registered nurses,"
   • Senate Roll Call 526 on November 13, 2013.

House Bill 4546: HB 4546 Impose fees on potato growers
Increase the maximum "assessment" that can be levied on growers under a government potato marketing scheme. This replaces SB 315 that was previously passed by the senate
   • House Roll Call 442 on November 14, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 593 on December 11, 2013.

Senate Bill 269: SB 269 Extend corporate welfare
Extend to 2019 an annual $75 million earmark to a “21st Century Jobs Fund” created by Gov Granholm, which provides subsidies to firms or industries chosen by a board of political appointees.
   • Senate Roll Call 478 on October 31, 2013.

Senate Bill 553: SB 553 Extend specific "Renaissance Zone"
Eight year extension of the extensive tax breaks granted to residents and businesses in a particular "renaissance zone" located in Saginaw County. This is in addition to a previous seven-year extension.
   • Senate Roll Call 480 on October 31, 2013.

Senate Bill 443: SB 443 End automatic tax increase
Revise a provision that requires school property taxes be raised to pay off lawsuit-related judgments against a school district. It does not apply if the lawsuit was to enforce a school employee union contract or other contract that specifically relates to school operations.
   • House Roll Call 533 on December 12, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 659 on December 12, 2013.

Senate Bill 89: SB 89 Revise car sales tax
Exempt from sales tax the value of a trade-in when buying a new motor vehicle, titled watercraft or recreational vehicle, but phase this tax break in over 24 years.
   • House Roll Call 345 on October 22, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 439 on October 23, 2013.

House Bill 4782: HB 4782 Expand Corporate Welfare
Create a sixth “Next Michigan Development Corporation,” a government agency that gives tax breaks and subsidies to particular corporations or developers selected by political appointees
   • House Roll Call 504 on December 12, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 590 on December 11, 2013.

House Bill 4688: HB 4688 Repeal dietitian license mandate
Repeal 2006 law requiring licenses for dietitians and nutritionists. 2006 mandate was never implemented or enforced.
   • House Roll Call 410 on November 13, 2013.

House Bill 4327: HB 4327 Allow TIF revisions
Allow “corridor improvement authorities” to “reset” their tax increment financing (TIF) schemes to offset declining property assessments
   • House Roll Call 353 on October 23, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 628 on December 12, 2013.

Senate Bill 307: SB 307 Allow special tax for safety
Allow certain cites to add "special" taxes for police and fire service which currently are included in "standard" assessments
   • Senate Roll Call 407 on October 16, 2013.

Senate Bill 475: SB 475 Trampoline court regulations
establish standards and regulations for trampoline courts and operators, and grant these businesses limited immunity from lawsuits if the proposed regulations are followed.
   • Senate Roll Call 409 on October 16, 2013.

House Bill 4121: HB 4121 School property buyer tax break
Give owners of property purchased from a public school district a five year property tax exemption. Local tax-collecting units (including local governments, taxing authorities, taxing "districts," etc.) could opt out of providing the exemption.
   • House Roll Call 323 on October 15, 2013.

House Bill 4952: HB 4952 Halt unemployment for failed drug test
Deny unemployment benefits if a prospective employer requires a drug test as a condition of a job and the individual either refuses or fails the tes
   • Senate Roll Call 428 on October 17, 2013.

Senate Joint Resolution 0: Call for Article V balanced budget convention
Senate Joint Resolution to submit an application to Congress calling for a "convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution," limited to proposing a balanced budget amendment.
   • Senate Roll Call 505 on November 7, 2013.


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