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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"They can tell me where to sit, but they will never tell me where to stand."

- Rep. Lee CHATFIELD (R-Levering) in reaction to the latest Rep. Todd COURSER email in which he exposes the "charade" of House leadership picking the seats for the new members as opposed the members picking the seats at random.

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Numbers Show The Right Committee Means More Campaign Cash
"Over the last decade, a House member who serves on the Health Policy Committee has averaged about $30,000 more per election cycle in campaign contributions than an Appropriations Committee member."
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Faris Bounced From Approps; Santana Tapped To Be Minority Vice Chair
"Days after she declined to serve in the role of minority vice chair on the House Appropriations Committee, House Speaker Kevin COTTER (R-Mt. Pleasant) today kicked Rep. Pam FARIS (D-Clio) off of the full Approps Committee and installed Rep. Harvey SANTANA in her place, making him the new minority vice chair."
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State Closing Kinross Prison, Moving Inmates To Nearby Facilities
"The state will shutter its Kinross prison and move prisoners into two nearby facilities later this year."
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Courser Blows Whistle On Seat Selection
"For years, the traditional House chamber seat selection process was as spontaneous and unscripted as big-time wrestling (See "House Seat Selection Is Pre-Ordained," 1/16/15). But until today, current and former members didn't talk about it."
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Civil Rights Delays Action On Model Non-Discrimination Ordinance
"The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) today was all set to approve a model policy for municipalities to use for crafting non-discrimination ordinances, but the project was shelved for further review."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"They can tell me where to sit, but they will never tell me where to stand."

- Rep. Lee CHATFIELD (R-Levering) in reaction to the latest Rep. Todd COURSER email in which he exposes the "charade" of House leadership picking the seats for the new members as opposed the members picking the seats at random.