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Poleski, Earl (R)State Representative District 64
Rep. Poleski was first elected to the Michigan House in 2010.
A Certified Public Accountant for nearly 30 years, Poleski's life's work has been balancing budgets, keeping a watchful eye on spending, and protecting the financial security of his clients, neighbors and fellow taxpayers. Throughout his career, he has been a sole-practitioner and partner with various accounting firms providing individual and business accounting, tax and consulting services, while also representing clients to the IRS and state tax agencies. Poleski is a member of the Lally Group, PC accounting firm in Jackson.
Poleski graduated from Jackson Community College in 1976 and Albion College in 1978 and went on to earn a master's degree in taxation science from Walsh College.
Poleski's family moved to Jackson in 1973. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Candy, for 31 years. Candy's family has lived in Jackson for five generations. Together, they have two grown sons, Earl Wayne and John. Poleski and his family are members of the First United Methodist Church where he sings in the Chancel Choir. He also has led several mission trips around the country with Jackson youths, teaching values such as service, hard work, honesty and responsibility.
LEAD STAFF PERSON:Maria Ostrander
(Status: 06/17/2015 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- Elections, Offenses, Provide for penalties for promising, providing, or accepting valuable consideration to run or not to run for political office.
(Status: 01/22/2015 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS.)
- GAMING, Lottery, Allow private management operation.
(Status: 01/27/2015 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND TRADE)
- EDUCATION, School Districts, Require financial reporting for school districts as part of early warning system.
(Status: 07/14/2015 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- EDUCATION, Financing, Require preliminary review to determine the existence of probable financial stress in school districts under certain conditions, and modify the state financial authority for certain school districts.
(Status: 06/18/2015 - HOUSE - LAID OVER ONE DAY UNDER THE RULES - RULES SUSPENDED - SENATE SUBSTITUTE CONCURRED IN (61-47) - FULL TITLE AGREED TO - REFERRED TO THE CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- HUMAN SERVICES, Services or Financial Assistance, Eliminate families leaving family independence programs due to no longer meeting financial eligibility monthly payment.
(Status: 05/26/2015 - HOUSE - FULL TITLE AGREED TO - REFERRED TO THE CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION)
- HUMAN SERVICES, County Services, Eliminate sunset on certain administrative rate changes to foster care services, and make subject to appropriation.
(Status: 06/09/2015 - HOUSE - SENATE SUBSTITUTE CONCURRED IN (109-0) - FULL TITLE AGREED TO - REFERRED TO THE CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION)
- SALES TAX, Collections, Revise provisions for prepaid sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel.
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Snyder Signs Early Warning Package (07-07-2015)
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McCready Intros Proposals To Create New Revenue For Roads (06-17-2015)
Without 'Catch-all' Provision, Bill Limiting Local Biz Rules Moves To Snyder (06-17-2015)
House Pulls Retroactivity From Bill Limiting Local Rules On Businesses (06-16-2015)
Prepaying Treasury Stops Under New Law (06-16-2015)
Bill Limiting Local Rules For Business Steamrolls Through Senate (06-11-2015)
Protests Erupt, Can't Derail Bill Limiting Local Rules On Businesses (05-19-2015)
Bill, Debate Return On Limiting Local Requirements For Businesses (05-12-2015)
Bits And Tidbits (04-28-2015)
New Financial Reporting Requirements For Schools Win In House (04-23-2015)
Early Warning System Clear Committee Without Dem Support (04-15-2015)
Walsh: Admin Eyes 'Longer-Term Solution' On Revenue Sharing (03-31-2015)
House Budgets Assume $3.4M In DCH-DHS Merger Savings (03-24-2015)
Bills Could Force Schools To Post Notices About 'Unreasonable' Budgets (03-18-2015)
Snyder Pitches DCH-DHS Merger In Closed-Door Meetings (03-17-2015)
Lawmakers Want More Answers, Keep Options Open On DCH-DHS Merger (02-26-2015)
DHS Employees Organize Lunchtime Protest Over 'Out Of Control Caseloads' (02-25-2015)
Order To Merge DCH-DHS Faces Push For Efficiencies, Possible Hearing (02-20-2015)
Revenue Sharing Report Suggests Tying Dollars To Public Safety (02-18-2015)
Lawmakers Look At Lottery Privatization (02-09-2015)
Courser's First Bill Eliminates MEDC (02-04-2015)
Revenue Sharing Recommendations On The Way (01-23-2015)
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