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Freedom & Liberty Scorecard - 2014

Created by ajwitoslawski

How do your legislators on key issues of economic freedom and civil liberties?

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 >
71%Brandenburg, Jack  (term)R ××
71%Casperson, Tom  (term)R ××
71%Emmons, Judy  (term)R ××
71%Hildenbrand, Dave  (term)R ××
71%Hune, Joe  (term)R ××
71%Jansen, Mark  (term)R ××
71%Jones, Rick  (term)R ××
71%Kahn, Roger  (term)R ××
71%Kowall, Mike  (term)R ××
71%Meekhof, Arlan  (term)R ××
71%Moolenaar, John  (term)R ××
71%Nofs, Mike  (term)R ××
71%Richardville, Randy  (term)R ××
71%Robertson, David  (term)R ××
71%Rocca, Tory  (term)R ××
71%Schuitmaker, Tonya  (term)R ××
71%Walker, Howard  (term)R ××
57%Caswell, Bruce  (term)R ×××
57%Colbeck, Patrick  (term)R ×××
57%Green, Michael  (term)R ×××
57%Hansen, Goeff  (term)R ×××
57%Marleau, Jim  (term)R ×××
57%Pappageorge, John  (term)R ×××
57%Pavlov, Phil  (term)R ×××
43%Hunter, Tupac  (term)D ××××
43%Johnson, Bert  (term)D ××××
43%Proos, John  (term)R ××××
29%Ananich, Jim  (term)D ×××××
29%Anderson, Glenn  (term)D ×××××
29%Bieda, Steve  (term)D ×××××
29%Gregory, Vincent  (term)D ×××××
29%Hood, Morris, III  (term)D ×××××
29%Smith, Virgil  (term)D ×××××
29%Whitmer, Gretchen  (term)D ×××××
14%Hopgood, Hoon-Yung  (term)D ××××××
14%Warren, Rebekah  (term)D ××××××
14%Young, Coleman, II  (term)D ××××××
Ideal House Vote >
88%Bumstead, Jon  (term)R ×
88%Franz, Ray  (term)R ×
88%Goike, Ken  (term)R ×
88%Potvin, Phil  (term)R ×
75%Cotter, Kevin  (term)R ××
75%Farrington, Jeff  (term)R ××
75%Forlini, Anthony  (term)R ××
75%Genetski, Robert  (term)R ××
75%Haveman, Joseph  (term)R ××
75%Hooker, Thomas  (term)R ××
75%Johnson, Joel  (term)R ××
75%Kelly, Tim  (term)R ××
75%Kurtz, Kenneth  (term)R ××
75%LaFontaine, Andrea  (term)R ××
75%Leonard, Tom  (term)R ××
75%Lund, Pete  (term)R ××
75%MacGregor, Peter  (term)R ××
75%Pettalia, Peter  (term)R ××
75%Rendon, Bruce  (term)R ××
75%Somerville, Patrick  (term)R ××
63%Bolger, James "Jase"  (term)R ×××
63%Callton, Mike  (term)R ×××
63%Crawford, Hugh  (term)R ×××
63%Denby, Cindy  (term)R ×××
63%Foster, Frank  (term)R ×××
63%Glardon, Ben  (term)R ×××
63%Graves, Joseph  (term)R ×××
63%Heise, Kurt  (term)R ×××
63%Howrylak, Martin  (term)R ×××
63%Jacobsen, Bradford  (term)R ×××
63%Jenkins, Nancy  (term)R ×××
63%Kesto, Klint  (term)R ×××
63%Kowall, Eileen  (term)R ×××
63%Lauwers, Dan  (term)R ×××
63%Lori, Matt  (term)R ×××
63%Lyons, Lisa  (term)R ×××
63%MacMaster, Greg  (term)R ×××
63%McCready, Michael  (term)R ×××
63%Muxlow, Paul  (term)R ×××
63%Nesbitt, Aric  (term)R ×××
63%O'Brien, Margaret  (term)R ×××
63%Outman, Rick  (term)R ×××
63%Pagel, David  (term)R ×××
63%Poleski, Earl  (term)R ×××
63%Price, Amanda  (term)R ×××
63%Pscholka, Al  (term)R ×××
63%Rogers, Bill  (term)R ×××
63%Schmidt, Wayne  (term)R ×××
63%Shirkey, Mike  (term)R ×××
63%Stamas, Jim  (term)R ×××
63%VerHeulen, Rob  (term)R ×××
63%Victory, Roger  (term)R ×××
63%Walsh, John  (term)R ×××
63%Yonker, Ken  (term)R ×××
63%Zorn, Dale W.  (term)R ×××
50%Barnett, Vicki  (term)D ××××
50%Daley, Kevin  (term)R ××××
50%Haines, Gail  (term)R ××××
50%McBroom, Ed  (term)R ××××
50%Schor, Andy  (term)D ××××
38%Banks, Brian  (term)D ×××××
38%Brown, Terry  (term)D ×××××
38%Brunner, Charles  (term)D ×××××
38%Dianda, Scott  (term)D ×××××
38%Faris, Pam  (term)D ×××××
38%Hovey-Wright, Marcia  (term)D ×××××
38%Irwin, Jeff  (term)D ×××××
38%Kivela, John  (term)D ×××××
38%Kosowski, Robert  (term)D ×××××
38%Lipton, Ellen  (term)D ×××××
38%Nathan, David  (term)D ×××××
38%Roberts, Sarah  (term)D ×××××
38%Stallworth, Thomas, III  (term)D ×××××
38%Talabi, Alberta Tinsley  (term)D ×××××
38%Tlaib, Rashida  (term)D ×××××
25%Abed, Theresa  (term)D ××××××
25%Brinks, Winnie  (term)D ××××××
25%Cavanagh, Phil  (term)D ××××××
25%Clemente, Paul D.  (term)D ××××××
25%Cochran, Tom  (term)D ××××××
25%Darany, George T.  (term)D ××××××
25%Dillon, Brandon  (term)D ××××××
25%Driskell, Gretchen  (term)D ××××××
25%Durhal, Fred, III  (term)D ××××××
25%Geiss, Douglas  (term)D ××××××
25%Greimel, Tim  (term)D ××××××
25%Haugh, Harold  (term)D ××××××
25%Hobbs, Rudy  (term)D ××××××
25%Kandrevas, Andrew  (term)D ××××××
25%Knezek, David  (term)D ××××××
25%Lamonte, Collene  (term)D ××××××
25%Lane, Marilyn  (term)D ××××××
25%LaVoy, Bill  (term)D ××××××
25%McCann, Sean  (term)D ××××××
25%Oakes, Stacy Erwin  (term)D ××××××
25%Olumba, John  (term)D ××××××
25%Phelps, Phil  (term)D ××××××
25%Robinson, Rose Mary  (term)D ××××××
25%Rutledge, David E.  (term)D ××××××
25%Santana, Harvey  (term)D ××××××
25%Segal, Kate  (term)D ××××××
25%Singh, Sam  (term)D ××××××
25%Slavens, Dian  (term)D ××××××
25%Smiley, Charles  (term)D ××××××
25%Stanley, Woodrow  (term)D ××××××
25%Switalski, Jon  (term)D ××××××
25%Townsend, Jim  (term)D ××××××
25%Yanez, Henry  (term)D ××××××
25%Zemke, Adam  (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 5230: Expand Civil Asset Forfeiture
Expand the power of government to seize and sell an owner’s property, so that it applies to the contents of a building deemed a "nuisance" because they are connected with unlawful gun violence or human trafficking. Under this power the property owner does not need to be charged or convicted of a crime, and most of the proceeds from the taking go to the law enforcement agencies involved.
   • House Roll Call 567 on November 12, 2014.

Senate Bill 1016: Shift Tax Money From Subsidies to Road Funding
To not earmark $12 million in annual road tax money to the state “Transportation Economic Development Fund” in fiscal year 2013-2014, and instead use it for regular road building and repair projects. TEDF money is essentially a form of corporate subsidy in which the state pays for transportation infrastructure projects related to a particular investor’s or developer’s new plant or project.
   • House Roll Call 522 on October 2, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 575 on September 24, 2014.

Senate Bill 991: Expand "Right to Try" for Terminally Ill
Expand the right of terminally ill patients to try experimental medicines.
   • House Roll Call 515 on October 2, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 532 on August 13, 2014.

House Bill 5606: Ban Tesla Sales
Restrict direct marketing to consumers of electric cars made by the Tesla company.
   • House Roll Call 549 on October 2, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 604 on October 2, 2014.

House Bill 5233: Expand Criminal Asset Forfeiture
Expand the reach of the state's criminal forfeiture law by making the property of an owner deemed "willfully blind" to illegal activity taking place on the premises subject to forfeiture. The bill would also allow the seizure of real or personal property that had been transferred to a new owner after the crime in some cases.
   • House Roll Call 555 on October 2, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 617 on October 2, 2014.

Senate Bill 319: Repeal Mandatory Life Sentences for Minors
Repeal MANDATORY life sentences for minors
   • House Roll Call 28 on February 4, 2014.
   • Senate Roll Call 15 on February 12, 2014.

Initiated Legislation 1: Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act
Prevent insurance companies from offering taxpayer-subsidized abortion insurance through Obamacare exchanges.
   • House Roll Call 484 on December 11, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 607 on December 11, 2013.

Senate Bill 661: Expand 1st Amendment Rights
Expand your right to contribute to political parties and candidates of your choice. Also protects the privacy of donors to citizen groups.
   • House Roll Call 488 on December 11, 2013.
   • Senate Roll Call 533 on November 14, 2013.


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