Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Voting Records of Michigan Lawmakers

According to an article by the Detroit News, The Mackinac Center for Public Policy found an unimpressive level of voting rates by Michigan legislators. On a positive note, Bob Constan. D-Dearborn Heights voted 100% of the time.

What was the requirement?
"Michigan lawmakers, who are paid $79,650 annually, met in session 94 times during 2008 -- not exactly heavy lifting, considering there were just two session days each in July and August; three sessions in October; four in November; and seven meeting days this month. "

Voting is not the only thing these legislators do, of course, but it is the final thing they do. There are some reasonable excuses for some of the missed votes, but voters may want to evaluate the performance of their state senators and representatives.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dearborn Judge - Recount Withdrawn

After counting half of the ballots, Abbatt conceded that the first tally was proving accurate and cancelled the rest of the recount.