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Michigan Tea Party Scorecard -2014 Q1

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First quarter 2014 results for the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard.The scorecard is published quarterly, and scores votes deemed to be on core tea party issues - fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job creation. Most straight party line votes are excluded, as are "messy" bills with conflicting content. For more information see The scorecard is a public service of Independents for Responsible Government

DISCLAIMER: Scorecards are user-created and do not represent the views of Michigan Votes or the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
The user/creator is responsible for the scores and the preferred votes.

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Ideal Senate Vote >
60%Young, Coleman, II  (term)D ×X×X
57%Gregory, Vincent  (term)D ×××
50%Hood, Morris, III  (term)D X×××
50%Hunter, Tupac  (term)D ×X××
50%Johnson, Bert  (term)D ×X××
43%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ××××
43%Anderson, Glenn  (term)D ××××
43%Bieda, Steve  (term)D ××××
43%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung  (term)D ××××
43%Smith, Virgil  (term)D ××××
43%Warren, Rebekah  (term)D ××××
43%Whitmer, Gretchen  (term)D ××××
29%Caswell, Bruce  (term)R ×××××
29%Kowall, Mike  (term)R ×××××
29%Moolenaar, John  (term)R ×××××
29%Rocca, Tory  (term)R ×××××
20%Jansen, Mark  (term)R ×××XX×
14%Booher, Darwin  (term)R ××××××
14%Brandenburg, Jack  (term)R ××××××
14%Casperson, Tom  (term)R ××××××
14%Emmons, Judy  (term)R ××××××
14%Green, Michael  (term)R ××××××
14%Hansen, Goeff  (term)R ××××××
14%Hildenbrand, Dave  (term)R ××××××
14%Hune, Joe  (term)R ××××××
14%Jones, Rick  (term)R ××××××
14%Kahn, Roger  (term)R ××××××
14%Marleau, Jim  (term)R ××××××
14%Meekhof, Arlan  (term)R ××××××
14%Nofs, Mike  (term)R ××××××
14%Pappageorge, John  (term)R ××××××
14%Pavlov, Phil  (term)R ××××××
14%Proos, John  (term)R ××××××
14%Richardville, Randy  (term)R ××××××
14%Robertson, David  (term)R ××××××
14%Schuitmaker, Tonya  (term)R ××××××
14%Walker, Howard  (term)R ××××××
Ideal House Vote >
90%McMillin, Tom  (term)R ×
90%Pettalia, Peter  (term)R ×
80%Bumstead, Jon  (term)R ××
80%Franz, Ray  (term)R ××
80%Goike, Ken  (term)R ××
80%Hooker, Thomas  (term)R ××
80%Leonard, Tom  (term)R ××
80%Potvin, Phil  (term)R ××
80%Rendon, Bruce  (term)R ××
80%Somerville, Patrick  (term)R ××
70%Cotter, Kevin  (term)R ×××
70%Howrylak, Martin  (term)R ×××
70%Johnson, Joel  (term)R ×××
70%Kowall, Eileen  (term)R ×××
70%Lund, Pete  (term)R ×××
70%McBroom, Ed  (term)R ×××
70%Nesbitt, Aric  (term)R ×××
70%Robinson, Rose Mary  (term)D ×××
70%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R ×××
63%MacMaster, Greg  (term)R ×X××X
60%Daley, Kevin  (term)R ××××
60%Farrington, Jeff  (term)R ××××
60%Forlini, Anthony  (term)R ××××
60%Kesto, Klint  (term)R ××××
60%LaFontaine, Andrea  (term)R ××××
60%Lyons, Lisa  (term)R ××××
60%MacGregor, Peter  (term)R ××××
50%Bolger, James "Jase"  (term)R ×××××
50%Denby, Cindy  (term)R ×××××
50%Dianda, Scott  (term)D ×××××
50%Graves, Joseph  (term)R ×××××
50%Haveman, Joseph  (term)R ×××××
50%Heise, Kurt  (term)R ×××××
50%Jacobsen, Bradford  (term)R ×××××
50%Jenkins, Nancy  (term)R ×××××
50%Kelly, Tim  (term)R ×××××
50%Kivela, John  (term)D ×××××
50%Muxlow, Paul  (term)R ×××××
50%O'Brien, Margaret  (term)R ×××××
50%Outman, Rick  (term)R ×××××
50%Price, Amanda  (term)R ×××××
50%Pscholka, Al  (term)R ×××××
50%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ×××××
50%Stamas, Jim  (term)R ×××××
50%Victory, Roger  (term)R ×××××
44%Walsh, John  (term)R ××××X×
40%Abed, Theresa  (term)D ××××××
40%Brinks, Winnie  (term)D ××××××
40%Callton, Mike  (term)R ××××××
40%Cochran, Tom  (term)D ××××××
40%Crawford, Hugh  (term)R ××××××
40%Foster, Frank  (term)R ××××××
40%Geiss, Douglas  (term)D ××××××
40%Glardon, Ben  (term)R ××××××
40%Greimel, Tim  (term)D ××××××
40%Haines, Gail  (term)R ××××××
40%Haugh, Harold  (term)D ××××××
40%Kurtz, Kenneth  (term)R ××××××
40%Lamonte, Collene  (term)D ××××××
40%Lane, Marilyn  (term)D ××××××
40%Lauwers, Dan  (term)R ××××××
40%Lori, Matt  (term)R ××××××
40%Nathan, David  (term)D ××××××
40%Oakes, Stacy Erwin  (term)D ××××××
40%Pagel, David  (term)R ××××××
40%Poleski, Earl  (term)R ××××××
40%Rogers, Bill  (term)R ××××××
40%Santana, Harvey  (term)D ××××××
40%VerHeulen, Rob  (term)R ××××××
40%Yonker, Ken  (term)R ××××××
40%Zorn, Dale W.  (term)R ××××××
33%Olumba, John  (term)D ××××X××
30%Brown, Terry  (term)D ×××××××
30%Darany, George T.  (term)D ×××××××
30%Dillon, Brandon  (term)D ×××××××
30%Kosowski, Robert  (term)D ×××××××
30%McCready, Michael  (term)R ×××××××
30%Segal, Kate  (term)D ×××××××
30%Slavens, Dian  (term)D ×××××××
30%Yanez, Henry  (term)D ×××××××
25%Driskell, Gretchen  (term)D ×××X×××X
20%Cavanagh, Phil  (term)D ××××××××
20%Clemente, Paul D.  (term)D ××××××××
20%Durhal, Fred, III  (term)D ××××××××
20%Hobbs, Rudy  (term)D ××××××××
20%Irwin, Jeff  (term)D ××××××××
20%Knezek, David  (term)D ××××××××
20%LaVoy, Bill  (term)D ××××××××
20%McCann, Sean  (term)D ××××××××
20%Phelps, Phil  (term)D ××××××××
20%Rutledge, David E.  (term)D ××××××××
20%Schor, Andy  (term)D ××××××××
20%Singh, Sam  (term)D ××××××××
20%Switalski, Jon  (term)D ××××××××
20%Talabi, Alberta Tinsley  (term)D ××××××××
20%Townsend, Jim  (term)D ××××××××
20%Zemke, Adam  (term)D ××××××××
11%Lipton, Ellen  (term)D ×××××X×××
11%Roberts, Sarah  (term)D ××××X××××
11%Stanley, Woodrow  (term)D ××××X××××
10%Banks, Brian  (term)D ×××××××××
10%Barnett, Vicki  (term)D ×××××××××
10%Brunner, Charles  (term)D ×××××××××
10%Faris, Pam  (term)D ×××××××××
10%Hovey-Wright, Marcia  (term)D ×××××××××
10%Kandrevas, Andrew  (term)D ×××××××××
10%Smiley, Charles  (term)D ×××××××××
10%Stallworth, Thomas, III  (term)D ×××××××××
10%Tlaib, Rashida  (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

Senate Bill 273: SB 273 - Establish psychology licensing
Impose licensing and regulations on "psychological associates," with license fees, continuing education mandates, a mandate to have 6,000 hours of experience prior to being eligible for a license, and other requirements
   • Senate Roll Call 9 on January 30, 2014.

Senate Bill 711: SB 711 - Extend Cobo tax exemption
Extend for another two years the 2014 sunset on a law that exempts from sales tax the purchase of tools and equipment by a contractor if these are used to fix or renovate Cobo Hall in Detroit.
   • House Roll Call 86 on March 6, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 8 on January 29, 2014.

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.
   • House Roll Call 23 on February 4, 2014.

Senate Bill 146: SB 146 - Targeted Enterprise Zone Tax Break
Authorizes tax breaks for developers whose projects are in a “neighborhood enterprise zone,” for a particular developer's project, while bypassing some requirements in the original law
   • House Roll Call 25 on February 4, 2014.

Senate Bill 608: SB 608 - Hopgood amendment
Strip out $5.5 million for a "public/private partnership, Pyramid P20 education hub" project located in a former Steelcase building that appears to have become a real estate market "white elephant"
   • Senate Roll Call 34 on February 20, 2014.

House Bill 4487: HB 4487 - Expand DDA Debt and Spending
Empower Downtown Development Authorities to borrow and spend the loan proceeds on “marketing initiatives," "infrastructure improvements" and more that "promote local agriculture products and farmers markets."
   • House Roll Call 51 on February 18, 2014.

House Bill 5108: HB 5108 - Repeal ban on ticket scalping
Repeal a state law that bans ticket “scalping” at sports and entertainment events, or selling tickets at a higher price through some service or agency.
   • House Roll Call 70 on February 27, 2014.

House Bill 4295: HB 4295 - Adjust school budget and funding
Make adjustments to the school aid budget for the current fiscal year to reflect lower than expected student counts, and appropriate extra money for various purposes, including a $51.7 federal "early learning challenge grant" the state applied for.
   • House Roll Call 169 on March 26, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 173 on March 27, 2014.

House Bill 5327: HB 5327 - Privacy for firearm ownership lists
Establish that state records and databases related to individual firearms ownership and permits are confidential and not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
   • House Roll Call 109 on March 13, 2014.

House Bill 4001: HB 4001 - Cap FOIA fees
To establish statewide standards for the costs a government body may charge to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act open records request.
   • House Roll Call 147 on March 20, 2014.

Senate Bill 786: SB 786 - Grant aquaculture tax breaks
Exempt aquaculture and hydroponics production facilities from property taxes and instead impose a new “specific” tax equal to 25 percent of the regular property tax.
   • Senate Roll Call 142 on March 26, 2014.

Senate Bill 396: SB 396 - Restrict construction property tax hikes
Prohibit an assessment hike for construction to repair damages as long as it is substantially built with the same materials and square footage.
   • House Roll Call 36 on February 11, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 537 on November 14, 2013.

Senate Bill 553: SB 553 - Extend renaissance zone tax breaks again
Allow an eight year extension of the extensive tax breaks granted to residents and businesses in a particular "renaissance zone" located in Saginaw County. This would be in addition to a previous seven-year extension.
   • House Roll Call 50 on February 18, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 480 on October 31, 2013.


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