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2009-10 Bishop-McMillin Summary

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A direct comparison of the voting records of Mike Bishop and Tom McMillin on our three core conservative issues - fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job growth. This is the summary version, with representative bills and votes from the less user-friendly long version. The bills are representative and the scores are virtually identical to the scores from the long version of this scorecard, which is also available on this site. This scorecard is a public service of the 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 >
24%Cassis, Nancy  (term)R ×X××××××××××××
20%Kuipers, Wayne  (term)R ×××××××××××EEE×
19%Switalski, Michael  (term)D ×X×××××××E×××××
18%Garcia, Valde  (term)R ×E×E×EEE×××××EE×
18%Jansen, Mark  (term)R ××E××××××××××××
18%Patterson, Bruce  (term)R ××××××××××××E××
17%Brown, Cameron  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
17%Cropsey, Alan L.  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
17%Gilbert, Jud  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
17%Kahn, Roger  (term)R ×××××××××××××××
13%Allen, Jason  (term)R ××××××××××××EE××
13%Birkholz, Patricia  (term)R ××X×××××E×××××××
13%Gleason, John  (term)D ×××E××××××××××E×
13%Jacobs, Gilda  (term)D ×××××××××E××××E×
12%Sanborn, Alan  (term)R ××××××E×××××××××
11%Anderson, Glenn  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Bishop, Mike  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%George, Tom  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%Hardiman, Bill  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%Hunter, Tupac  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%McManus, Michelle  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%Pappageorge, John  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%Richardville, Randy  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%Stamas, Tony  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%Thomas, Samuel B., III  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Van Woerkom, Gerald  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%Whitmer, Gretchen  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
7%Barcia, Jim  (term)D ×E×××E×E××××××E××
7%Brater, Liz  (term)D ×××××××××E××E×EE×
6%Basham, Ray  (term)D ××××××××××××××E××
6%Jelinek, Ron  (term)R ××××××××××××××E××
6%Prusi, Michael  (term)D ×××××E×××××××××××
6%Scott, Martha G.  (term)D ××××××××××××××E××
6%Clark-Coleman, Irma  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××
6%Olshove, Dennis  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××
0%Cherry, Deborah  (term)D ××××××××××××××
0%Clarke, Hansen  (term)D ××××××EE×××××EE×××
Ideal House Vote >
94%McMillin, Tom  (term)R ×
89%Agema, David  (term)R ××
69%Genetski, Robert  (term)R E×E××××
67%Daley, Kevin  (term)R ××××××
67%Scott, Paul  (term)R ××××××
59%Green, Kevin  (term)R ×××××E××
56%Haveman, Joseph  (term)R ××××××××
56%Lund, Pete  (term)R ××××××××
56%Meekhof, Arlan  (term)R ××××××××
56%Opsommer , Paul  (term)R ××××××××
50%Calley, Brian  (term)R ×××××××××
50%Kowall, Eileen  (term)R ×××××××××
50%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R ×
47%Meltzer, Kimberly  (term)R ××××××E×××
44%Knollenberg, Marty  (term)R ××××××××××
44%Kurtz, Kenneth  (term)R ××××××××××
44%Marleau, Jim  (term)R ××××××××××
44%Pavlov, Phil  (term)R ××××××××××
44%Bolger, James "Jase"  (term)R ×××××E×××E×
39%Ball, Richard J.  (term)R ×××××××××××
39%Moss, Chuck  (term)R ×××××××××××
38%Moore, Tim  (term)R ××××××××
35%DeShazor, Larry  (term)R ××××××X×××××
35%Pearce, Tom  (term)R ×××××××E××××
35%Proos, John  (term)R ×××E××××××××
33%Hansen, Goeff  (term)R ××××××××××××
33%Horn, Kenneth  (term)R ××××××××××××
33%Jones, Rick  (term)R ××××××××××××
33%Lori, Matt  (term)R ××××××××××××
33%Oakes, Stacy Erwin  (term)D ××
33%Schuitmaker, Tonya  (term)R ××××××××××××
33%Stamas, Jim  (term)R ××××××××××××
33%Tyler, Sharon  (term)R ××××××××××××
33%Walsh, John  (term)R ××××××××××××
29%Crawford, Hugh  (term)R ×××××××××××E×
29%Rogers, Bill  (term)R ××××××××××××E
28%Bledsoe, Timothy  (term)D ×××××××××××××
28%Booher, Darwin  (term)R ×××××××××××××
28%Caul, Bill  (term)R ×××××××××××××
28%Denby, Cindy  (term)R ×××××××××××××
28%Haines, Gail  (term)R ×××××××××××××
28%Hildenbrand, Dave  (term)R ×××××××××××××
28%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ×××××××××××××
28%Young, Coleman, II  (term)D ×××××××××××××
25%Elsenheimer, Kevin A.  (term)R ×××××××E×××××E
24%Griffin, Martin  (term)D ××××××X×××××××
24%Rocca, Tory  (term)R ××××××E×××××××
22%Brown, Lisa  (term)D ××××××××××××××
22%Haase, Jennifer  (term)D ××××××××××××××
22%LeBlanc, Richard  (term)D ××××××××××××××
22%Nathan, David  (term)D ××××××××××××××
22%Segal, Kate  (term)D ××××××××××××××
22%Sheltrown, Joel  (term)D ××××××××××××××
20%Miller, Fred  (term)D ××××EE××××××E××
20%Scott, Bettie Cook  (term)D ×E××××EEE××EEE×E
19%Byrnes, Pam  (term)D ×××××××××××E××E
17%Hammel, Richard  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
17%Kandrevas, Andrew  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
17%Leland, Gabe  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
17%Roberts, Sarah  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
17%Scripps, Dan  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
17%Slavens, Dian  (term)D ×××××××××××××××
14%Bennett, Doug  (term)D ×EEEEEEE×××EE×E×E
14%Espinoza, John  (term)D ××××××E××E××××EE
13%Dillon, Andy  (term)D ××××××E××××××××E
13%Mayes, Jeff  (term)D ×××E××××E×××××××
13%McDowell, Gary  (term)D ××××××××××E××××E
13%Meadows, Mark  (term)D ×E×××××E××××××××
12%Angerer, Kathy  (term)D ××××××××××××X×××
12%Geiss, Douglas  (term)D E×××××××××××××××
12%Gonzales, Lee  (term)D ××××E×××××××××××
12%Gregory, Vincent  (term)D ×××××××××××××E××
12%Huckleberry, Mike  (term)D ××××××××××××E×××
12%Jackson, Shanelle  (term)D ××××××××X×××××××
12%Smith, Alma  (term)D ×××××××××××××E××
11%Barnett, Vicki  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Bauer, Joan  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Brown, Terry  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Byrum, Barb  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Constan, Bob  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Corriveau, Marc  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Donigan, Marie  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Haugh, Harold  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Johnson, Bert  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Kennedy, Deb  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Lahti, Michael  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Lipton, Ellen  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Liss, Lesia  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Melton, Tim  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Polidori, Gino  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Schmidt, Roy  (term)R ××××××××××××××××
11%Slezak, Jim  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Spade, Dudley  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Stanley, Woodrow  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
11%Valentine, Mary  (term)D ××××××××××××××××
10%Coulouris, Andy  (term)D ×E××××××××
8%Nerat, Judy  (term)D ××EE×EEE××××E××××
8%Cushingberry, George  (term)D EXE×××××E×××××E××
8%Ebli, Kate  (term)D ××××××EE×××E×E××E
7%Jones, Robert  (term)D ××××××××××××××
6%Lemmons, LaMar, Jr.  (term)D ××××××EE×××××××××
6%Switalski, Jon  (term)D ××××××EE×××××××××
6%Tlaib, Rashida  (term)D ×××E××××××××××E××
6%Clemente, Ed  (term)D ××××××××××××××E××
6%Lindberg, Steven  (term)D ××××××××××××××E××
6%Womack, Jimmy  (term)D ×××××××E×××××××××
6%Neumann, Andy  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××
6%Warren, Rebekah  (term)D ×××××××××××××××××
0%Dean, Robert  (term)D ×××××××××××××××E××
0%Durhal, Fred, III  (term)D ×E×××××EE××××××E××
0%Simpson, Mike  (term)D ×E××E×EEE

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 319: SB 319 - Expand Electric Car Subsidies
Expand the number of $100M tax credit agreeements from 1 to 3, authorizing total credits to approx $335M for electric car battery pack manufacturers
   • House Roll Call 84 on March 25, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 81 on March 26, 2009.

Senate Bill 818: SB 818 - More electric car battery subsidies
Authorize a total of up to $120 million in subsidies for three electric car battery makers, Ford, GM and a German company called "Fortu"
   • House Roll Call 675 on December 17, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 742 on December 17, 2009.

Senate Bill 777: SB 777 - $100M renewable power subsidy
give a four-year, $100 million subsidy to a joint venture to make “large scale power systems designed to convert variable renewable power into firm dispatchable power”
   • House Roll Call 469 on September 29, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 451 on September 10, 2009.

Senate Bill 428: SB 428 - More alternative energy subsidies
Allow a “local development financing act” to change its purpose to provide direct and indirect subsidies to the owners of businesses in the alternative energy field, and to use its "captured" tax revenue for such subsidies.
   • House Roll Call 422 on September 10, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 281 on June 18, 2009.

House Bill 5567: HB 5567 -Property tax break for specific sub
extend property tax breaks to the University Park Estates subdivision in Flint which is ineligible under current law for at least two reasons
   • House Roll Call 583 on December 8, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 54 on February 23, 2010.

House Bill 5100: HB 5100 - expand 21st century jobs
Give the “strategic economic investment and commercialization board” that is one component of the “21st Century Jobs Fund” greater discretion in choosing what types of businesses it will give subsidies to.
   • House Roll Call 477 on September 30, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 730 on December 17, 2009.

House Bill 4817: HB 4817 - Resort and green subsidies
Authorize “21st Century Jobs Fund” business subsidies for “green chemistry” projects and appropriate $10 million from to pay for promotional subsidies that benefit hotel and resort owners
   • House Roll Call 592 on December 3, 2010.
   • Senate Roll Call 623 on December 2, 2010.

Senate Bill 796: SB 796 - Transparency for film subsidies
Increase the disclosure requirements on state film subsidies. Under law passed in 2008, Michigan pays 40 or 42 percent of the expenses incurred by film producers in this state.
   • House Roll Call 526 on December 2, 2010.
   • Senate Roll Call 626 on December 2, 2010.

Senate Bill 126: SB 126 - biomass generator tax break
Authorize a property tax abatement for a proposed wood-chip power plant project in Mancelona.Existing plants have argued that the tax break gives the Mancelona facility an unfair competitive advantage
   • House Roll Call 670 on December 17, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 732 on December 17, 2009.

House Bill 5626: HB 5626 - Authorize doubling Detroit debt
Increase from $125 million to $250 million a cap on how much Detroit can borrow to finance its ongoing gap between spending and revenue
   • House Roll Call 20 on February 4, 2010.
   • Senate Roll Call 37 on February 4, 2010.

House Bill 5678: HB 5678 Raid transportation tax funds
Transfer $5.7 million from the state “Comprehensive Transportation Fund” use the money instead to avoid reductions in non-transportation state spending in the 2009-2010 fiscal year
   • House Roll Call 335 on July 1, 2010.
   • Senate Roll Call 404 on September 7, 2010.

House Bill 5599: HB 5599 - Raid 911 phone tax fund
Take $5 million each year for 3 years from telephone tax money intended for 9-1-1 emergency phone service infrastructure, and use it instead to displace state general fund money to avoid reductions is spending
   • House Roll Call 445 on September 29, 2010.
   • Senate Roll Call 451 on September 22, 2010.

House Bill 5072: HB 5072 - Reduce road spending to allow raiding
Reduce the amount of infrastructure project spending from the transportation economic development fund by $24 million over the next 2 years. House Bill 5073 then diverts this money to other state spending.
   • House Roll Call 509 on October 27, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 539 on October 20, 2009.

House Bill 6206: HB 6206 - Bay and Midland Hotel Tax
Authorize a new 5 percent room tax (“marketing assessment”) on hotel and motel rooms in Midland and Bay Counties. The tax revenue would go to regional marketing and promotion programs.
   • House Roll Call 472 on November 10, 2010.
   • Senate Roll Call 589 on December 2, 2010.

House Bill 5998: HB 5998 - MEDC Transit Spending and Tax
Allow MEDC to grant selective tax breaks and subsidies to developments within a half mile of a transit station that are selected by agency officials, and to transit stations themselves.
   • House Roll Call 413 on September 23, 2010.
   • Senate Roll Call 586 on December 2, 2010.

House Bill 4788: HB 4788 - Authorize turnaround (charter) schools
Allow a state school "reform/redesign officer" to revise seniority and work rules. The bill would also prohibit privatizing non-instructional services in a public school unless the current union employees are given an opportunity to bid on the contract.
   • House Roll Call 684 on December 19, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 754 on December 19, 2009.

Senate Bill 1309: SB 1309 - Auto dealer protectionist regs
Strengthen provisions in MI dealer protectionism laws, which essentially create a de facto “entitlement” for existing new car dealers to retain their status, regardless of market changes or impacts on consumer choice.
   • House Roll Call 346 on July 21, 2010.
   • Senate Roll Call 366 on July 21, 2010.

Senate Bill 776: SB 776 - Raid juror pool $ for current bills
Transfer juror pool funds to current spending to avoid spending cuts
   • House Roll Call 540 on November 10, 2009.
   • Senate Roll Call 531 on October 14, 2009.


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