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Facebook IconMarch 23, 2017 at 11:01 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 3-23-17;

State Rep. - Larry Inman (104th District/Grand Traverse County) is considering running for the Republican nomination to be Michigan's next Governor in 2018;

http://rightmi.com/larry-inman-for-governor/

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Larry Inman For Governor!

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According to an interview on the Big Show, and other confirming sources, it appears State Representative Larry Inman has his eyes on the executive office of Michigan. Don't find it so hard to believe folks. After redistricting In 2012, Inman briefly considered taking on... #governor #larryinman

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Facebook IconMarch 23, 2017 at 10:25 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 3-23-17;

Michigan Driver Licenses have room for Veteran designations, why not include CPL information as well???

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_68162---,00.html

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SOS - Veteran Designation

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Secretary of State - Veteran Designation

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Facebook IconMarch 22, 2017 at 9:32 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 3-22-17;

Tom Backers - President of Drain the Swamp Michigan joined us talk about the organization and their mission to hold our elected officials accountable and their radio ads running on our stations. You can check them out and donate at this link, or call Tom at;
231.709.0474

http://dtsmi.org/wordpress1/

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Drain the Swamp Michigan

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Using public media to hold our elected officials accountable. Raising public awareness of issues critical to the people of Michigan.

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Facebook IconMarch 21, 2017 at 11:24 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 3-21-17;

George Soros and his "Purple Revolution" needs to be investigated by DOJ Attorney General - Jeff Session and our Dept. of Homeland Security under the "Patriot Act"!!!

http://cdjnews.com/2017/03/soros-vs-trump-showdown/

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The SOROS vs TRUMP Showdown - CDJNews.com

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The SOROS vs TRUMP Showdown ©JB Williams | http://www.JB-Williams.com The 2016 election threw the global nation-wrecking cabal into a tailspin when political outsider Donald J. Trump defeated “sure thing” Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States. In that process, Trump defeated...

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Facebook IconMarch 21, 2017 at 10:03 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 3-21-17;

After 10 bills got passed 1080-0 in Michigan's House,...they may die in the MI Senate,...REALLY???!!!

http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/03/open_records_legislation_shoul.html

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Open records legislation should be given a vote by Senate leader

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Now the bills head to the Senate, where Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, has been vocal in his opposition.

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Facebook IconMarch 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 3-21-17. From all of the testimony during yesterday's House intelligence committee, FBI Director - James Comey got exposed;

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/20/it-took-a-freshman-gop-congresswoman-to-pull-the-mask-from-fbi-director-comey/

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It Took a Freshman GOP Congresswoman To Pull The Mask From FBI Director Comey…

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FBI Director James Comey unmasked as a Deep State Black Hat Operative. Representative Elise M. Stefanik is a young, freshman republican congresswoman from the Albany New York area. And using a pro…

Your Defending Fathers
March 20, 2017 at 10:03 am

Your Defending Fathers shared MATH - Media Against Tax Hikes's post.

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 3-20-17;.

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MATH - Media Against Tax Hikes

This Non-Profit Organization has raised (via donations) a total of $1,377.35 toward it's goal of $50,000.00. Since this effort hasn't raised the necessary funds for M.A.T.H. to retain a law firm to file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan's violation of the Tax Limitation Amendment ("The Headlee Amendment"), the group has been closed and has forwarded the money to Norm Hughes' - Up Right Michigan PAC, who has promised to use every penny toward this effort. Stay tuned as they continue to fight against these increased taxes and fees!

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Facebook IconMarch 20, 2017 at 9:03 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 3-20-17;

FACL Training comes to Traverse City, Sunday April 9th, 2017.
Early bird pricing expires next Sunday, March 26th;

This training is ONLY available to conservatives who want to fight to restore the values we so cherish. This is the "hand to hand combat training" that politicians DO NOT WANT YOU TO LEARN!!!

https://www.faclevents.org/index.php?option=com_vikevents&task=viewevent&Itemid=298&itid=432

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Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership

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When you understand how the political process works, you can make it work to advance the issues and causes that will restore America to its constitutional roots.

Your Defending Fathers
March 16, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Your Defending Fathers published a note.

Daylight Savings Time Bill Getting Hearing Next Week

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Facebook IconMarch 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 3-16-17;

President Trump visited Michigan yesterday and his HUD Secretary - Ben Carson made some news too;

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2017/03/ben_carson_detroit_will_be_one.html#incart_river_home

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Ben Carson: 'Detroit will be one of the crown jewels of this nation'

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The Detroit native is meeting with community members and officials involved in housing initiatives with an aim of rebuilding the city and providing affordable living for residents.

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March 16, 2017 at 9:10 am

Your Defending Fathers shared Randy Bishop's post.

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 3-16-17;

Trump supporter - Michael Savage who can be heard on our stations Monday-Friday (9 pm - Midnight) was attacked by a far left Trump hater who even assaulted Savage's dog!!!

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Michael Savage attacked,....at a local restaurant!!!

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March 14, 2017 at 11:04 am

Your Defending Fathers shared Randy Bishop's post.

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 3-14-17;

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Will President Donald J. Trump tell Vice President Mike Pence to use this rule in the U.S. Senate???

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Facebook IconMarch 14, 2017 at 10:12 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 3-14-17;

How accurate has the Congressional Budget Office been in their forecast of Obamacare? We should believe them now?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-congressional-budget-office-report-us_us_58c7173fe4b081a56deec2c4

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Paul Ryan 'Encouraged' By Report That Says Millions Would Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan

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It "exceeded my expectations,” he said of the Congressional Budget Office analysis.

Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconMarch 14, 2017 at 9:22 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 3-14-17;

Will Republicans repeal Obamacare?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38563143

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Will Republicans repeal Obamacare? - BBC News

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Will Republicans finally undo President Obama's signature policy achievement in a Trump presidency?

Your Defending Fathers
March 13, 2017 at 9:27 am

Your Defending Fathers shared Peter J. Lucido YOUR State Legislator's post.

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 3-13-17;

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Peter J. Lucido YOUR State Legislator

The Free Press wrote an article about moving the clocks once again this Sunday.

I propose that once we move the clocks forward one hour, we never move them back, thus remain on Daylight Saving Time and not fall back to Eastern Time.

What say you?

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/03/09/spring-forward-daylight-saving-time-eastern-standard-time-michigan-nebraska-colorado-/98860344/

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Facebook IconMarch 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 3-10-17;

Michigan State Senator - Patrick Colbeck joined us about his testimony he gave in front of the House Energy Committee regarding the dangers of "Smart Meters" on our homes and businesses;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMnLZiMMfGI

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Sen. Colbeck offers testimony on need for smart meter opt-out

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Senator Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, testified on March 7, 2017, before the House Energy and Technology Committee in support of House Bill 4220, legislation th...

Your Defending Fathers
March 10, 2017 at 10:18 am

We are back on patriotvoice.net stream player and the TuneIn app!!!

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Facebook IconMarch 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 3-9-17;

"We suffered under Obama for 8 years, now you have to deal with President Trump"!!!

http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/02/22/trump-voters-say-suffered-8-years-obama-heres-perfect-response/

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When Trump Voters Say They "Suffered For 8 Years Under Obama," Here’s The Perfect Response

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This is the best way to school the Trump fan in your family.

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Facebook IconMarch 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 3-9-17;

A New 2nd Amendment caucus has been formed in Lansing with 42 members of the Michigan House of Representatives;

http://www.keweenawreport.com/news/local-news/state-representatives-form-new-second-amendment-caucus/

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State representatives form new Second Amendment Caucus - Keweenaw Report

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A bipartisan group of state representatives, led by co-chairs Reps. Jim Runestad, Michele Hoitenga and Scott Dianda today announced the formation of a new Second Amendment Caucus. The caucus is comprised of 42 members of the Michigan House of Representatives who are committed to defending and advanc...

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Facebook IconMarch 9, 2017 at 10:18 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 3-9-17;

Only ONE Democrat voted to reduce Michigan's State Income Tax by .1% for the next two (2) years; Scott Dianda - 110th District;

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/upper-peninsula-democrat-breaks-with-party-on-vote-to-cut-state-income-tax

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Upper Peninsula Democrat Breaks With Party On Vote To Cut State Income Tax

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An article on liberty and free markets as sound public policy for Michigan.

Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconMarch 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 3-8-17;

A new leaker (Edward Snowden type) has given information to WikiLeaks that shows the CIA's spying on U.S. Citizens,....including President Trump!!!

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WikiLeaks publish 1000s of what they say are CIA documents

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WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to provide an eye-opening look at the intimate details of America's cyberespionage toolkit.

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Facebook IconMarch 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 3-7-17;

Public-Private Partnerships; Agenda 2030???

https://www.cato.org/blog/public-private-partnerships-cautionary-tale-uk

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Public-private Partnerships: a Cautionary Tale from the UK

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Many believe that greater use of public-private partnerships can help deliver on-time, on-budget, cost effective infrastructure. The UK's experience as the public-private partnerships world leader is mixed.

Your Defending Fathers
March 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 3-7-17;

The perceived racist sign at the Pro-Trump rally in Petoskey this past Saturday,....DID exist!!! Brian reviewed the videos and Trucker Randy talked with the individual who made and brought it to the event!!!

Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconMarch 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 3-6-17;

Michigan's Speaker of the House - Tom Leonard joined us to talk about the first attempt to roll back our State Income Tax, his agenda on many issues/bills and the budget process going forward this year. Listen at these links;

1st half hour (interview starts at the 9:00 minute mark); http://podcasts.patriotvoice.net/20170306-brian_and_randy_h301.mp3

2nd half hour; http://podcasts.patriotvoice.net/20170306-brian_and_randy_h302.mp3

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Great interview today with Michigan's Speaker of the House - Tom Leonard (R)

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Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconMarch 6, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Our 1st & 2nd hours discussion today, Monday 3-6-17;

Pro Trump rallies held across Michigan on Saturday had anti-Trumpers show up too,...but did they photo shopped pictures and put them out there by the "Fake News Media"???; #fakenews

http://www.petoskeynews.com/featured-pnr/pnr_topgallery/photos-pro-and-anti-trump-rally-in-petoskey/collection_831dd30e-0111-11e7-8cfd-7f724388bac0.html#5

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PHOTOS: Pro and anti Trump rally in Petoskey

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A number of rallies supporting President Trump and his policies were scheduled throughout Michigan on Saturday, March 4. Petoskey held its own rally which brought both supporters and non-supporters out

Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconMarch 3, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 3-3-17;

Brian Sommerfield advised President Trump to send his private Jet to pickup Edward Snowden and Julian Assange and bring them back to America to work at a secure private location to help the President; "Drain the Swamp" in Washington and across America!!! #DrainTheSwamp

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Facebook IconMarch 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 3-3-17;

Mrs. Sommerfield says that Brian is done owning/riding his motorcycle in 5 years,...but wait,....this may be his new ride;

http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/11/technology/bmw-next100-motorrad-motorcycle/index.html

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BMW's self-balancing motorcycle of tomorrow

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The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 is the super-smart self-balancing motorcycle of tomorrow.

Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconMarch 2, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 3-2-17;

Campaigned that they were fiscal conservatives to get elected, and then voted against lowering Michigan State Income tax by .01% next year;

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/these-republicans-ran-on-lower-taxes-but-voted-to-keep-them-high

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These Republicans Ran On Lower Taxes But Voted to Keep Them High

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For some, campaign trail rhetoric doesn’t match the voting record

Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconMarch 2, 2017 at 11:22 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 3-2-17;

12 Liberal Tax and Spend Progressive Republicans who voted NO against Michigan lowering it's State Income Tax by .01% next year and being thanked by Gov. Rick Snyder;

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/01/tax-cut-rejection/98591716/

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Snyder stands by Republicans who rejected tax cut

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder personally called the 12 House Republicans who voted “no” to thank them

Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconMarch 2, 2017 at 10:12 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 3-2-17;

Democrats and their "Fake Media" are doing nothing more than distracting us from getting President Trump's agenda done!!!

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2017/03/01/sessions-russia/98619562/

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Justice: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016

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The news may fuel calls for him to step aside from an FBI probe into Russian interference in the presidential election

Your Defending Fathers
March 1, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Your Defending Fathers published a note.

Gov. Snyder Loses Key Votes On Proposed Cyber Schools Cut

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Facebook IconMarch 1, 2017 at 11:39 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Wednesday 3-1-17;

After spending the 1st hour talking about President Trump's great speech last night to a Joint Session of Congress,....Brian found the only negative critic in the form of Michael Moore and his lies;

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/28/michael-moore-owens-widow-was-at-trump-speech-as-an-f-you-to-the-people-who-are-criticizing-trump/

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Michael Moore: Owens' Widow Was At Trump Speech As An 'F You To The People Who Are Criticizing' Trump - Breitbart

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Michael Moore: Owens' Widow Was At Trump Speech As An 'F You To The People Who Are Criticizing' Trump

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February 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Your Defending Fathers published a note.

Gov. Rick Snyder calls and Thanks the 12 Dissenting Republicans

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Facebook IconFebruary 27, 2017 at 11:52 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 2-27-17;

State Rep. - Tim Tedder (R) was the guest on Tim Skubick's "Off the Record" did a great job laying out the very interesting "inside baseball" of the vote to reduce Michigan's State Income Tax - HB 4001;

http://video.wkar.org/video/2365964295/

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Watch Full Episodes Online of Off the Record on PBS | February 24, 2017 | #4635

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The panel discusses the GOP tax cut fails in the house. The guest is Rep. Jim Tedder, the GOP chair of the house Tax Policy Committee. Jonathan Oosting, Emily Lawler and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Your Defending Fathers
Facebook IconFebruary 27, 2017 at 11:04 am

Our 2nd hour discussion, Monday 2-27-17;

State Rep. - Scott Dianda (D-110th) called in to tell us to have our listeners call their State Reps. and tell them to vote NO on SB 097;

http://www.michiganvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=743820

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Senate Roll Call 40

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Your Defending Fathers
February 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

Your Defending Fathers shared Lee Chatfield's video.

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 2-27-17;

Sponsor of HB 4001 (State Income Tax reduction), State Rep. - Lee Chatfield's speech right before the floor vote last Thursday, 2-23-17;

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Though my bill to provide tax relief to the working men and women across our state (as well as seniors) failed by three votes on Thursday morning, I applaud Speaker Leonard for his commitment to lower taxes in a responsible way so people can keep more of their paycheck.

This bill would have reduced the income tax from 4.25% to 3.9% over the span of four years, which would have delivered on a promise made to the people of this state back in 2007. Under Gov. Granholm, the income tax was raised from 3.9% to 4.35% with a promise that it would be dropped back to 3.9% by the year 2015. But rather than keep their word and give money back to taxpayers as was promised, politicians simply grew the budget and increased government spending by $6 billion.

The only way to limit government growth is to limit its spending, and the only way to limit government spending is to limit the money that it takes from the people. We cannot tax and spend ourselves into prosperity.

As this conversation continues, we must not forget the hard-working families and seniors that have carried this state for so long. It’s important that the House, Senate and governor find meaningful solutions that keep promises and continue to move our state forward. I am eager to get back to work this week with my colleagues to find areas where we can improve our state and prioritize our spending!

Below is a portion of the speech I made on the House floor early Thursday morning in favor of House Bill 4001.

Your Defending Fathers
February 26, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Your Defending Fathers shared Lee Chatfield's video.

Sponsor of HB 4001, State Rep. - Lee Chatfield's speech right before the floor vote last Thursday, 2-23-17;

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Though my bill to provide tax relief to the working men and women across our state (as well as seniors) failed by three votes on Thursday morning, I applaud Speaker Leonard for his commitment to lower taxes in a responsible way so people can keep more of their paycheck.

This bill would have reduced the income tax from 4.25% to 3.9% over the span of four years, which would have delivered on a promise made to the people of this state back in 2007. Under Gov. Granholm, the income tax was raised from 3.9% to 4.35% with a promise that it would be dropped back to 3.9% by the year 2015. But rather than keep their word and give money back to taxpayers as was promised, politicians simply grew the budget and increased government spending by $6 billion.

The only way to limit government growth is to limit its spending, and the only way to limit government spending is to limit the money that it takes from the people. We cannot tax and spend ourselves into prosperity.

As this conversation continues, we must not forget the hard-working families and seniors that have carried this state for so long. It’s important that the House, Senate and governor find meaningful solutions that keep promises and continue to move our state forward. I am eager to get back to work this week with my colleagues to find areas where we can improve our state and prioritize our spending!

Below is a portion of the speech I made on the House floor early Thursday morning in favor of House Bill 4001.

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February 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

Your Defending Fathers shared Randy Bishop's post.

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Can't get out to Church this morning? Click on this link;

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February 24, 2017 at 11:42 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 2-24-17;

Income Tax Cut Vote Exposes Divide In House GOP Caucus

In the hours that followed a marathon 12-hour session ending in a failure to pass Speaker Tom LEONARD's (R-DeWitt) income tax cut, the talk of Lansing was on what it means for the nascent leader's future.

Within the House Republican caucus, however, the questions centered on whether the remnants of last fall's leadership race has created disabling philosophical divide.

Leadership denies there is division in the ranks after last night's vote that singled out 12 Republicans as opponents of an income tax reduction that would have rolled the state's income tax from 4.25 percent to 3.9 over the course of four years as long as the rainy day fund was at $1 billion.

But lawmakers and Lansing spectators -- who may or may not have gotten some sleep after the House adjourned in the wee hours of Thursday morning -- awoke to announcement of a press conference from Rep. Dave PAGEL (R-Berrien Springs) calling for an investigation into the tactics employed to bring Click to add MIRS Bill Hound HB 4001 to a vote.

Pagel was among the 12 who did not support the bill and said he backed off holding the press conference after speaking with Leonard. Nevertheless, Pagel wants answers next week for what he believes was punitive conduct.

"I'm not calling for anyone's head," Pagel said, but said he is still "not satisfied" and has "concerns with the process." Pagel listed the swift manner by which the bill was brought to the House floor and "seemingly strong-arm tactics" employed to whip votes as top concerns.

Leonard and other supporters have denied the use of threats, veiled or otherwise, those who resisted the bill maintain the threats were real and did not feel leadership was interested in allying concerns that the tax reduction would result in deep cuts to programs such as roads, revenue sharing and education.

Those who voted against the bill include: Reps. Chris AFENDOULIS (R-Grand Rapids Twp.), Julie CALLEY (R-Portland), Kathy CRAWFORD (R-Novi), Daniela GARCIA (R-Holland), Larry INMAN (R-Traverse City), Jim LILLY (R-Park Twp.), Dave MATUREN (R-Vicksburg), Mike MCCREADY (R-Birmingham), Pagel, Brett ROBERTS (R-Charlotte), Scott VANSINGEL (R-Newaygo) and Jason SHEPPARD (R-Lambertville).

Rep. Scott DIANDA (D-Calumet) was the one Democrat to vote yes. He said he worked in Lansing during the Gov. John ENGLERyears. Strong leadership moves were an "everyday" practice back then, something that is often forgotten in the years of term limits.

"People who get involved in this business, they need to come with their big boy pants on," Dianda said. "We're serving the people and sometimes conservations get a little uncomfortable. You need to get some thick skin. Don't take things so personal."

Others note that the new Speaker, by forcing the vote so early in the session and without proper preparation left 19 percent of his caucus on the outside to publicly defend their decision to oppose the cut and his leadership, creating the perfect picture of a fractured caucus.

Common among the dissenters was the belief that there is a divide in philosophy between them and their 50 other Republican colleagues.

VanSingel, a freshman, said he found it difficult to reason with leadership about what he called "valid functions of government" -- by which he meant those functions carried out by departments, such as the Department of Corrections, that are largely funded out of the general fund budget.

In keeping with state Treasurer Nick KHOURI's testimony last week that the majority of the General Fund is generated by the income tax and other sources of revenue, VanSingel said he was concerned that an income tax cut would cause those "legitimate functions to take a hit. Even if a tax cut resulted in increased economic activity that generated increased sales tax revenue, much of those dollars are restricted and can't go toward General Fund causes, and VanSingel said that gave him pause.

Another freshman, Calley, said she was uncomfortable passing a plan that resulted in a $2 billion budget deficit four years down the road that she and other members of the caucus may have no control over. Calley said the 12 offered Leonard and his team a compromise where the income tax was lowered by 0.1 percent for one year, but were turned down.

VanSingel said he would like to see Leonard succeed as Speaker and supports his leadership, but resents the tax vote being used as a litmus test for being a "real Republican."

Pagel said he believes the philosophical difference between the yeses and nos. For him those who voted yes we're not taking into account a broader view of "conservative" that includes paying down the state's debts and keeping other promises like fixing the state's roads.

But for those like Rep. Tom BARRETT (R-Potterville), the vote was an important watershed moment. Barrett said the vote was about putting on the record who was a true conservative -- someone who would keep promises to cut the taxes necessary to create an appropriations process poised to cut spending.

"I don't get how this was a tough call to make," Barrett said. He explained that in order to give the appropriations process parameters for budgeting with less revenue, the House needed to pass its tax reduction bill.

Some loyal to Leonard, including Barrett, have suggested at least a handful of the 'no' votes were not about policy differences, but animosity toward Leonard originating from the Speaker's race against Rep. Rob VerHEULEN (R-Walker). Garcia, formerly on VerHeulen's leadership team, said she was "absolutely not" motivated by politics in the Speaker's race to vote no.

Garcia also defended the motives of her colleague, Sheppard, who lost his position as chair of the Financial Services Committee after last night's vote. Garcia said that Sheppard "voted with his conscience and his constituents."

Some loyal to Leonard suggested Sheppard lied to Leonard "for weeks" about where he stood on the tax plan and was wandering behind the scenes to dissuade members from voting for the plan. Leonard said he removed Sheppard from his post because Sheppard lied to him, not because he took a no vote.

"It had nothing to the fact that he voted no, but that he was not honest with me," Leonard said. "If somebody is going to be leader in our caucus, I have to trust them."

Many of the 12 believe an uncomfortable caucus meeting awaits them on Tuesday, but Leonard said he "will continue to do what I've always done which is to build the caucus. I will continue to build all members."

Those who voted for Click to add MIRS Bill Hound HB 4001, on the other hand, feel galvanized by Thursday morning's vote. Rep. Gary GLENN (R-Midland) said that he was "proud" of Leonard for putting the vote up on the board and forcing members to be accountable.

Glenn was also quick to point out that Click to add MIRS Bill Hound HB 4001's defeat should not be considered a failure of leadership. " To some extent Speaker Leonard rewrote the rule book. . . The Michigan House is the only one in which it is deemed to be an indication of ineffectiveness if a bill doesn't pass," Glenn said.

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Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2017 at 10:18 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 2-24-17;

Pastor Jerrry Troyer joined us to talk about their 9th Annual - Outdoor Sportsmen's Banquet on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 starting at 5:00 pm at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, MI which will have a great dinner, speaker and thousands of dollars of great prizes for those attending. For tickets, please go to their website at this link;

http://www.eastportbaptistchurch.org/sportsmen.html

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2017 Outdoor Sportsmen's Banquet at Shanty Creek - March 4, 2017 @ 5 pm

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Your Defending Fathers
February 23, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Your Defending Fathers published a note.

Gov. Snyder twists arms, this time it’s a different Calley who is his cheerleader, this one actually looks good in a skirt!!!

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Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2017 at 11:52 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-23-17;

Only in Ann Arbor, Michigan (U of M),...REALLY???!!!

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31322/

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Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-23-17;

The ONLY Michigan Democrat, State Rep. - Scott Dianda (110th District in the Western U.P.) called in to our show to explain why he voted YES with the 51 Republicans to start lowering our State Income Tax to it's constitutional rate of 3.9%;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/michigan_house_votes_down_inco.html

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Michigan House votes down income tax cut after late-night session

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It failed 52-55.

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Facebook IconFebruary 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-22-17;

City of Detroit Mayor - Mike Duggan gave his State of the City address last night;

http://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2017/02/21/detroit-mayor-mike-duggan-state-of-the-city-analysis/98226174/

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Riley: Detroit Mayor Duggan's to-do list is his can-do list

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Three years ago, after listening to him use his first State of the City address to detail the seeming 1,001 things he wanted to accomplish, I wrote: “The first thing you want to ask Mayor Mike Duggan is: ‘You really think you can do all that stuff yo

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Facebook IconFebruary 22, 2017 at 10:04 am

Our 1st & 2nd hours discussion today, Wednesday 2-22-17;

Gov. Rick Snyder being against State Rep. - Lee Chatfield's bill (HB 4001) to eliminate Michigan's State Income Tax has forced a substitute bill to be introduced to just roll it back to 3.9% over 4 years;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/income_tax_phase-out_abandoned.html#incart_river_index

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Income tax phase-out abandoned by Michigan House

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New plan would roll it back to 3.9 percent.

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Facebook IconFebruary 21, 2017 at 11:01 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-21-17;

*************** CALL TO ACTION **************

Call or email MI State Rep. - Triston Cole and tell him to support and vote YES on State Rep. - Lee Chatfield's bill HB 4001, TODAY!!!

The bill rolls back our State Income Tax bill to the Constitutional rate of 3.9%,...workers would get a .35% increase in their net paychecks on payday;

Click on this link to get Triston's contact information in Lansing;
Office Phone) 517-373-0829 CALL HIS OFFICE TODAY!!!

http://gophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/cole/contact/

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Contact Rep. Cole - Michigan House Republicans

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Name:(required) Street Address:(required) City:(required) ZIP:(required) Email:(required) Phone Number:(required) I would like my email added to the District Newsletter Mailing List. Message:(required) Lansing Office Anderson House Office Building S-1389 House Office Building Lansing, MI 48933 Maili...

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Facebook IconFebruary 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-21-17;

A public school Teacher is reassigned out of her classroom after posting a "Pro-Trump" comment on her own Facebook page;

http://eagnews.org/teacher-reassigned-after-praising-trump-action-on-immigration/

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Teacher 'reassigned' after praising Trump action on immigration

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NAPLES, Fla. – An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday. Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about t...

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Facebook IconFebruary 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 2-20-17;

After recapping the Sunday "Fake" News shows, here is another perspective from Herman Cain;

https://www.hermancain.com/nyt-notices-radical-liberals-are-helping-trump

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NYT Notices: Radical liberals are helping Trump, destroying their own cause

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Bed made, lie in it. If you're a political observer, you know that one of the great post-election joys has been watching the left-wing press. Normally, outlets like the LA Times,

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Facebook IconFebruary 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 2-20-17;

Termed out Michigan State Reps. get appointed to high paying jobs by Gov. Rick Snyder,...any reason to doubt why we receive such low grades on integrity and accountability in state government, being one of the most corrupt;

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2012/03/22/americas-most-corrupt-states.html

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America’s Most Corrupt States

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Every state has had its share of government corruption, but in these eight states, the problem is particularly acute.

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February 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 2-20-17;

Why was this study performed??? How much did it cost taxpayers???

Snyder's Civil Rights Commission Says Race A Factor In Flint Water Crisis

(FLINT) -- A yearlong investigation that focused a civil rights lens on the Flint water crisis concluded the underlying issue beneath the crisis is "historical and systemic," with its foundation based on the "segregation of the Flint community."

The report, unanimously approved today by a Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) made up entirely of Gov. Rick SNYDER appointments, said the commission "believes that we have answered our initial question, 'was race a factor in the Flint Water Crisis?'

"Our answer is an unreserved and undeniable - 'yes,'" declared the report.

The MCRC set out last year to figure out whether Flint residents' civil rights were violated as a result of the water crisis (See "Civil Rights Commission To Look For Violations In Flint Water Crisis," 1/25/16).

The MCRC hosted three hearings in Flint that fed into the finished product, supplemented with research by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (DCR).

According to the report, "It is abundantly clear that race played a major role in developing the policies and causing the events that turned Flint into a decaying and largely abandoned urban center, a place where a crisis like this one was all but inevitable."

Yet, the MCRC said it wouldn't directly answer if the Flint water crisis was the result of "illegal discrimination" and said that's a question left to the courts.

DCR Director Agustin ARBULU said the state's civil rights laws are "inadequate to address what happened in Flint."

He said that what happened in Flint wouldn't have happened in a place like Birmingham, but "that doesn't mean that laws were broken." Arbulu said they could say racism is at work, but not necessarily that it's discriminatory under current law.

Arbulu was asked what should be added to statute to fix the issue.

The MCRC said it wasn't aiming to replicate other Flint investigations, but rather to "better understand the role decades of structural and institutional discrimination and racism played" in the crisis.

The MCRC report made a number of recommendations, including creating a form of regional government to require suburbs and "the urban cores from which they grew to work collaboratively to solve problems."

Arbulu said if there was any place where regional cooperation was needed, it's Flint and Genesee County.

Yet, Flint activist Quincy MURPHY, speaking after the report was approved, contested what he called "regionalization," telling the MCRC that no one who spoke at the commission's hearings asked for such a proposal.

There were a number of others who spoke against the "regionalization" of the suburbs and Flint, but MCRC member Linda Lee TARVER told the public that the report recommended regionalizing "assets" to solve problems, not creating a regional government.

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Facebook IconFebruary 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 2-17-17;

President Obama is scheming to sabotage President Trump!!!

http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/how-obama-is-scheming-to-sabotage-trumps-presidency/

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How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency

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When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more t…

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Facebook IconFebruary 17, 2017 at 10:23 am

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 2-17-17;

A new local business in Petoskey owned by long time listener Randy, stopped by to talk about Retro Firearms (across from Bay Harbor), check out their Facebook page;

https://www.facebook.com/RetroFirearms/

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Every firearm has a story...we feel the need to tell it and pass it on. Specializing in vintage sporting and military weapons, antiques and collectibles.

Outdoor Equipment Store: 456 like this

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Facebook IconFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-16-17;

The liberal progressives are totally against the bill that would bring our State Income Tax back down to it's constitutional rate of 3.9%, they want to keep breaking the law;

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/stephen-henderson/2017/02/15/henderson-gop-insanity-continues-over-income-tax-elimination/97958290/

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Henderson: GOP insanity continues over income tax elimination

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The GOP tries to sell the “something for nothing” narrative to boost the idea of zeroing-out Michigan’s state income tax.

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February 16, 2017 at 10:20 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 2-16-17;

State Rep. - Lee Chatfield's Tax committee passed his bill HB 4001 out of that committee, without the Governor's approval;

40-Year Income Tax Rollback Moves Sans Gov's Support

A 40-year state income tax rollback that would cost the General Fund $1.1 billion in its first year moved out of the House Tax Policy Committee today without a firm plan on how to offset the lost revenue.

The bill will not be taken up on the House floor Thursday, MIRS learned. The committee reported out Click to add MIRS Bill Hound HB 4001, 7-4, despite state Treasurer Nick KHOURI's serious concerns and Gov. Rick SNYDER's disappointment.

The plan would drop the state's income tax rate from 4.25 to 3.9% percent starting Jan. 1, 2018. Every year after, the rate would drop another tenth of a percentage point.

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February 15, 2017 at 11:09 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-15-17;

Hey Lansing,...adopt the "Brian Sommerfield" budget plan for FY 2018!!!

Open the Electric Choice market back to 100%, for the entire State which would save BILLIONS of dollars for any consumer of electricity, especially Schools, Government buildings, etc... which would lower our State's budget and therefore would cover the costs of lowering our State's Income and Business Taxes!!!

This plan would attract more jobs back in Michigan too!!! HELLO???

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Facebook IconFebruary 15, 2017 at 10:05 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-15-17;

The 1st meeting of the "Energy" Committee in Lansing, chaired by State Rep. - Gary Glenn. Listen to find out the direction and goals of this committee and the amount of effort and work that will spent by these State Representatives over the next two (2) years.

Kudos to all of those participating on this Committee!!!

https://youtu.be/75Y0V93E8go

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Michigan House Energy Committee 2017 First Meeting

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Video of 39 minute long first meeting of the Energy Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Gary Glenn Chairman. At 12:30 Chairman Glenn appeals ...

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February 15, 2017 at 8:50 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-14-17;

After we talked about it on yesterday's show, State Rep. - Lee Chatfield (107th District) introduced a resolution yesterday afternoon;

Rep. Chatfield introduces resolution to promote construction of new lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan:

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, who serves as speaker pro tempore, introduced a resolution to support construction of a new lock at
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and urge the president and Congress of the United States to fully fund the project.

“The construction of a new lock is incredibly important to the northern Michigan economy and our national security,” said Chatfield. “This project is long overdue, and with a new president focused on our national security and improving our nation’s aging infrastructure – it’s a no­brainer.”

Congress authorized construction of a second large, Poe­sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie in 1986, and in 2007, Congress authorized construction at full federal expense. Though the project has been authorized and preliminary work conducted, a lack of federal funding has stalled further work, Chatfield said.

Only one of the four Soo Locks is large enough to accommodate the modern vessels that commonly traverse the Great Lakes. Thus, the reliance on one lock poses a serious risk to national security and the economies of the state of Michigan and the United States.

A long ­term outage of the Poe Lock due to lock failure or terrorist attack would disrupt steel production in the United States, crippling the economy and plunging the country into recession, Chatfield said. Because no viable transportation alternatives exist, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimated nearly 11 million jobs would be lost.

Other studies indicate that even a short­ term failure of 30 days could result in economic losses of $160 million.

The economic benefits to Michigan, the Great Lakes region, and the entire country far outweigh the cost of constructing a new lock, Chatfield said.

A 2017 report to the U.S. Department of Treasury estimated that the $626 million investment in a new lock would provide a return of up to four times that amount.

“The construction of a new lock would be a boon for the Michigan economy and create good jobs in a region that continues to suffer from higher than average unemployment rates,” Chatfield said. “At its peak, the project would employ up to 250 workers and require 1.5 million working hours over the 10 years of construction.”

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Facebook IconFebruary 14, 2017 at 10:12 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-14-17;

On Wednesday 2-15-17 at Noon - 1:30 pm the House Competitiveness Committee will hold a hearing on HB 4192 to withdraw the state from the Common Core State Standards. This bill is similar to SB 81 - which was a strong bill but got watered down in the senate educational committee last year.

This bill was drafted with input from the folks of Stop CC Michigan and is supported by the 10th Amendment Center in Michigan. As far as I can see this is a good bill. It's 5 pages so you can read it for yourself!

Link here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/House/pdf/2017-HIB-4192.pdf

HB 4192 would:

Terminate MI programs/expenditures related to the common core standards as well as the new MI science standards (must have adopted those when I was sleeping), and terminate the CC-aligned assessments (the real key here to CC compliance).

Take us back to 2008-2009 Massachusetts standards in english, math, science, and social studies. MA had the best standards in the nation prior to CC. CCSS were rated inferior to MA standards by SUPPORTERS of the common core!

Give local school board's the authority to determine curriculum, as well as standards if they want to deviate from the state standards. It also says there can be no financial penalty from the state for doing this.

The state will use MA assessments for now but (in a huge change from the CCSS) schools will not required to use technology to administer assessments AND state tests must be available for public scrutiny 30 days after the assessments are given! It also says any new state assessments must be approved by both houses of the legislature.
This bill also has provisions that prevent much of the personal data mining that schools are currently doing.

It appears to be a strong bill to return control of our educational standards (and therefore our curriculum to our state)....we can talk me about whether they are even qualified for that task later. Laughing

The House Competitiveness Committee will meet on Wendesday 2/15 at 12:00 -1:30 PM.

**Please contact the members of this committee and
tell them to pass HB 4192 AS WRITTEN!**

You can also submit email testimony to the clerk and ask her to include it in the public comments of the hearing.
Clerk: Sondra Gordon sgordon@house.mi.gov

Chair Lee Chatfield (R) (*cosponsor) 517-373-2629, LeeChatfield@house.mi.gov
Jim Lilly (R) 517-373-0838, JimLilly@house.mi.gov
Triston Cole (R) 517-373-0829, TristonCole@house.mi.gov
Hank Vaupel (R) 517-373-8835, Hank Vaupel@house.mi.gov
Daire Rendon (R) 517-373-3817. DaireRendon@house.mi.gov
Jason Wentworth (R) 517-373-8962, JasonWentworth@house.mi.gov
Erika Geiss (D) 517-373-0851, ErikaGeiss@house.mi.gov
Sheldon Neeley (D) 517-373-8808, SheldonNeeley@house.mi.gov
Abdullah Hammoud (D) 517-373-0847, AbdullahHammoud@house.mi.gov

Thank you! It's time to put an end to the Common Core!

http://www.legislature.mi.gov

legislature.mi.gov

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Facebook IconFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 2-13-17;

State Representative - Scott Dianda (110th District-D) called in to discuss a resolution to get the 2nd (NEW) shipping lock constructed in Sault Ste. Marie (SSM) Michigan;

http://www.scottdianda.com/

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Scott Dianda for State Representative

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State Representative Scott Dianda is serving his first term representing Michigan’s 110th House District, which comprises Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as Powell and Ishpeming Townships in Marquette County.

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Facebook IconFebruary 13, 2017 at 10:45 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 2-13-17;

"Trucker Randy" gave a field report about the bus ride down to Lansing with Congressman Bergman;

http://www.bergmanforcongress.com/

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Bergman for Congress

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Jack Bergman is running to serve in U.S. Congress representing Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. Learn Jack's positions on issues facing Northern Michigan, the Upper Peninsula (UP) and our country.

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February 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

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If you can't make it out to Church this morning,...come join us at New Hope Community Church (Williamsburg, MI) via this link;

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February 10, 2017 at 9:39 am

Your Defending Fathers shared Randy Bishop's post.

Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 2-10-17;

Sean Hannity hit it out of the park last night in his opening monologue!!!

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AMEN Brother Sean Hannity,....God Bless you for not only getting it, but SAYING IT!!!

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Facebook IconFebruary 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

Our 1st & 2nd hour discussions today, Thursday 2-9-17;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/no_income_tax_cut_in_snyders_b.html#incart_river_home

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No income tax cut in Snyder's budget, but lawmakers still want it

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It could be considered as part of the budget process in the legislature.

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Facebook IconFebruary 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-8-17;

Jorge Ramos,...if you no longer recognize America now,...just wait!!!

http://fusion.net/story/385273/jorge-ramos-united-states-anti-immigrant-rhetoric/

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Jorge Ramos: 'I No Longer Recognize This Country'

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The anti-immigrant rhetoric being turned into policy under Donald Trump has made me realize that I just don’t recognize this country anymore.

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Facebook IconFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

Our 1st & 2nd hours discussion today, Wednesday 2-8-17;

MI Governor - Rick Snyder wants to increase our state budget again, and will NOT support eliminating the state's income tax;

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/02/06/dont-look-tax-cuts-michigan-2018-budget/97452588/

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Don't look for tax cuts in Michigan 2018 budget

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State officials say Michigan residents can expect more state investment in public safety and K-12 education.

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Facebook IconFebruary 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-7-17;

The spin is already starting over eliminating Michigan's State Income Tax;

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20170201/NEWS/170209978/in-bid-to-eliminate-michigan-income-tax-fears-of-another-kansas

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In bid to eliminate Michigan income tax, fears of another Kansas

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Republican lawmakers are proposing to eliminate a $9 billion source of revenue, the state income tax. Backers of the proposals have not said from where funds to compensate for that loss would come.

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Facebook IconFebruary 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-7-17;

A plan for Betsy DeVos to consider implementing at the U.S. Dept. of Education for a voucher program;

http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/02/five_conditions_for_success_fo.html

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Five provisions for success of a DeVos-Trump voucher policy

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Mark Berends is director of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, a fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives and professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the Institute of Education Sciences...

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Facebook IconFebruary 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-7-17;

Democrats protest the confirmation of President Trump's choice of Betsy DeVos to be our next Secretary of Education, who will be confirmed later today;

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/06/the-democratic-protests-against-betsy-devos-prove-how-little-power-they-actually-have-in-washington/?utm_term=.896aa3697f5e

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Democrats’ 24-hour talkathon against Betsy DeVos proves how little power they actually have in Washington

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The talkathon means very little.

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February 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Your Defending Fathers shared Randy Bishop's photo.

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 2-6-17;

Nebraska Senator - Ben Sasse on ABC's - This Week with George Stephanopoulos,...both don't get it!!!

President Trump called the George W. Bush appointed Judge,...a "so-called" Judge because he was "legislating from the bench",...trying to rewrite our laws when he undid Trump's travel ban!!!

Geez,...read the dang laws

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Nebraska Senator - Ben Sasse on ABC's - This Week with George Stephanopoulos,...both don't get it!!! President Trump called the George W. Bush appointed Judge,...a "so-called" Judge because he was "legislating from the bench",...trying to rewrite our laws when he undid Trump's travel ban!!! Geez,...read the dang laws

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Facebook IconFebruary 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 2-6-17;

REALLY???!!!

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/brian-dickerson/2017/02/03/meekhoff-foia-michigan-legislature-bill/97396962/

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Subject Michigan Legislature to FOIA? Meekhof says MYOB

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Senate majority leader believes what Michigan taxpayers don't know about their elected officials wont hurt them

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Facebook IconFebruary 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 2-6-17;

State Parties, County Parties and the lowest elected office of Precinct Delegate;

http://migop.org/about/party-leadership

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Party Leadership – About – MIGOP

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As Chair, Ronna led the effort to win Michigan for Donald J. Trump, the first Republican Presidential candidate to win Michigan in 28 years since 1988. Ronna McDaniel had unprecedented victories in the 2016 Presidential election, defending all 9 GOP Congressional seats, maintaining a 63 State House…

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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 2-3-17;

Dow Jones responded by getting back over 20K at Noon!!!

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-03/trump-to-halt-obama-fiduciary-rule-order-review-of-dodd-frank

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Trump to Order Review of Dodd-Frank, Halt Obama Fiduciary Rule

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President Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis, a White House official said, signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the regulatory system put in place in 2010.

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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2017 at 9:59 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 2-3-17;

More "Sitting Duck - Killing Zones" were created in Kalamazoo Schools;

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/02/kalamazoo_board_of_education_b.html

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Kalamazoo board of education bans all guns on school property

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The board voted unanimously to pass the policy.

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Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-2-17;

Michigan will have a friend in the Trump Administration!!!

Agen Leaving To Join Pence In D.C.

Jarrod AGEN, Gov. Rick SNYDER's chief of staff since Dennis MUCHMORE left, is leaving the Governor to work as Vice President Mike PENCE's director of communications and deputy assistant to President Donald TRUMP.

"Jarrod's experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," Pence said. "Having worked on the ground in several states throughout the country, he mixes an outside-of-Washington approach with high-level federal experience."

Agen started with Snyder in 2014 as his communications director and was praised by the Governor for his work in Detroit's Grand Bargain and the city's exit from bankruptcy. As Chief of Staff, Agen led the office during Snyder's arguably most difficult period -- the Flint water crisis.

"As Chief of Staff, Jarrod helped guide our team through times of crisis," Snyder said. "His calm leadership and steady influence were invaluable, and he will be missed in Michigan. I look forward to working with Jarrod in his new role. Our loss is a great gain for Vice President Pence and the Trump administration."

Prior to working with Snyder, Agen worked in various positions within federal and state government, media relations, international affairs and conservative politics. At the federal level, Agen served as Deputy Press Secretary and Associate Director of Strategic Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, handling communications for a wide range of issues including natural disasters, immigration, border security and counter-terrorism.

Agen has also served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of State, where he worked on the planning and implementation of the 2004 G8 Summit.

Agen previously served in communications roles for Mayor Rudy GIULIANI in New York, Sharron ANGLE in Nevada, and Steve POIZNER in California. Agen started his career at MSNBC, working for the news network throughout the 2000 presidential election and the aftermath of the 9/11.

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Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2017 at 10:58 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-2-17;

Lansing,..REALLY???!!!

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/01/30/city-council-protests/97255726/

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Lansing closer to sanctuary city status

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LANSING -- A surprise move Monday night at City Hall could bring Lansing a step closer to sanctuary city status.

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Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 2-2-17;

President Trump's travel ban is totally LEGAL!!!

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Facebook IconFebruary 1, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-1-17;

Could we have a 5th Professional Sports team in Detroit???

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20170131/NEWS/170139958/gores-gilbert-formally-submit-bid-for-mls-expansion-team-in-detroit?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1

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Gores, Gilbert formally submit bid for MLS expansion team in Detroit

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The Detroit application to Major League Soccer also calls for a 23,000-seat stadium. The bid could be awarded later this year or in the future.

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Facebook IconFebruary 1, 2017 at 11:17 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-1-17;

Senate Majority Leader - Mitch McConnell says that Judge Neil Gorsuch "will be confirmed"!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/01/pelosi-rips-trumps-scotus-pick-as-republicans-weigh-nuclear-option.html

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Pelosi rips Trump's SCOTUS pick, as Republicans weigh 'nuclear option'

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi launched into a blistering attack on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Tuesday, accusing Judge Neil Gorsuch of being hostile to everything from clean air to children with autism – a hint of likely Democratic resistance, as some Republicans eye a potential “nuc...

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Facebook IconFebruary 1, 2017 at 10:59 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-1-17;

After the Democrat Senators boycotted hearings on President Trump's cabinet picks,...Republicans said "Enough is Enough"!!!

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/317302-gop-changes-rules-to-push-through-nominees-after-dem-boycott

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GOP changes rules to push through nominees after Dem boycott

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Senate Republicans pushed through a pair of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees Wednesday, upending standard committee rules to circumvent a Democratic boycott.

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January 31, 2017 at 9:39 pm

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Senate Majority Leader - Mitch McConnell needs to us the "nuclear option", and confirm Neil Gorsuch,...quickly!!!

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Facebook IconJanuary 31, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-31-17;

REALLY??? Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor doesn't know her history about the University of Michigan, which has been down this road before!!!

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/01/30/sotomayor-michigan/97240172/

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Sotomayor says University of Michigan needs more blacks

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has challenged the University of Michigan to get more black students

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Facebook IconJanuary 31, 2017 at 11:16 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-31-17;

Opposition Party's News and the Democrats are flat out lying,...President Trump's Executive Order is NOT a Muslim Ban!!! #OPN #NotaMuslimBan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNu4xU9qOEM&feature=youtu.be

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The Truth About Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

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It's not a Muslim ban, you virtue signaling morons. Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/paul.j.watson.71 FOLLOW Paul Joseph Watson @ https://twitter.com/Pris...

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Facebook IconJanuary 31, 2017 at 10:15 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-31-17;

Gov. Snyder went to Washington to sell his Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion to continue receiving funding for it while the repeal of Obamacare is coming from the Washington Republicans;

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/18/snyder-vouching-medicaid-expansion-plan-dc/96732746/

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Snyder vouching for Medicaid expansion plan in D.C.

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Gov. Snyder will participate in a Medicaid roundtable organized by Republicans on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee

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Facebook IconJanuary 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 1-30-17;

The Opposition Party News #OPN needs to listen more and attack President Trump less!!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/business/media/stephen-bannon-trump-news-media.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article&_r=0

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Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

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Mr. Bannon, one of President Trump's top advisers, gave a scathing assessment of the news media, calling it “the opposition party.”

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Facebook IconJanuary 30, 2017 at 11:04 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 1-30-17;

Once again, Gov. Rick Snyder is WRONG!!!

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/26/snyder-rejects-push-make-cops-immigration-enforcers/97095884/

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Snyder rejects push to make cops immigration enforcers

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Gov. Rick Snyder rebuffs President Trump’s bid to use local police officers to enforce the nation’s immigration laws

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Facebook IconJanuary 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 1-30-17;

The Opposition Party News is flat out lying about President Trump's temporary ban on allowing passport holders from seven (7) countries from entering America,...it's NOT a Muslim Ban!!!

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January 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm

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President Trump is RIGHT,...voter fraud DOES EXIST in America!!!

"Cold, hard facts, caught on video tape"!!! #TRUTH #MAGA

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Facebook IconJanuary 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 1-27-17;

Could Part-Time Legislature be coming back to Lansing!!!??? State Rep. - Michael Webber (45th District) has introduced a resolution to put it on our next general election ballot and joined Trucker Randy to talk about it;

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/jointresolutionintroduced/House/htm/2015-HIJR-E.htm

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION E

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Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 1-26-17;

Could Part-Time Legislature be coming back to Lansing!!!??? State Rep. - Michael Webber (45th District) has introduced a resolution to put it on our next general election ballot;

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/jointresolutionintroduced/House/htm/2015-HIJR-E.htm

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION E

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Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 1-26-17;

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/26/andrew-napolitano-trump-has-committed-most-revolutionary-act-ive-seen-in-45-years.html

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Andrew Napolitano: Trump has committed the most revolutionary act I've seen in 45 years

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Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in ways that are revolutionary.

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January 26, 2017 at 10:09 am

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 1-26-17;

President Trump is signing Executive Orders that simply undo Barack Obama's illegal/unconstitutional executive orders that did not enforce our laws!!!

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Facebook IconJanuary 25, 2017 at 10:04 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 1-25-17;

Our discussion yesterday regarding Boyne City High School - World History Teacher, Mark Pontoni's editorial that appeared in Northern Express on Dec. 1st, 2016 (posted below) caused us to contact the Boyne City School Board President - Ken Schrader and the BC Schools Superintendent - Patrick Little.

They both said that citizens are invited to attend their next school board meeting on Monday, 2-13-17 at 7 pm at the BC Education Center and make their comments during the public comment segments, either at the beginning and/or at the end of their meeting. You can view their website at this link;

http://www.boyne.k12.mi.us/District/Portal/board-of-education-2

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Board of Education 2 - Boyne City Public Schools

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Facebook IconJanuary 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

Our 1st & 2nd hour discussions today, Tuesday 1-24-17;

Mark Pontoni (teaches World History at Boyne City High School/9th-12th grades) wrote this opinion piece which was published in Northern Express. After reading it, feel free to call his Prinicpal - Karen Jarema at; 231.439.8130

https://www.northernexpress.com/news/opinion/americas-new-911/

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America’s new 9/11

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Its been a couple of weeks since the country decided to elect arguably the least qualified and most inappropriate candidate in our history to its...

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January 21, 2017 at 11:34 am

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Broadcasting LIVE - Battle Cry Michigan 2017 from Soaring Eagle in Mt. Pleasant!!! Click on this link to listen in;

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Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 11:35 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 1-19-17;

Michigan State Senate introduces their first three (3) bills of 2017 as their top priority;

A three-bill package to repeal the 50-plus year-old law was the first legislation introduced in the Senate in the 98th session of the Legislature in 2015.

It will be the Senate's first bills in 2017, as well.

Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) is personally introducing Click to add MIRS Bill Hound SB 0001. Sen. Peter MACGREGOR (R-Rockford) has Click to add MIRS Bill Hound SB 0002 and Sen. David ROBERTSON (R-Grand Blanc) has Click to add MIRS Bill Hound SB 0003.

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Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 8:37 am

Our agreement with WJNL-1210 AM/101.1 FM in Traverse City area has been terminated by Rick Stone (Owner/General Manager). If you would like "Your Defending Fathers" back on WJNL (from 9 am - Noon, Monday-Friday) call Rick at; 231.348.5000

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Facebook IconJanuary 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-17-17;

Brian Sommerfield is down in Lansing, broadcasting from State Rep. - Scott Dianda's office in the Anderson Building, just across the street from the State Capitol.

Tonight at 7 pm, Gov. Snyder will be delivering his 7th State of the State address, which you can see at this link (LIVE and recorded for viewing later);

http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-74857_78766---,00.html

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Snyder - 2017 State of the State

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Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan - 2017 State of the State

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January 16, 2017 at 11:57 am

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Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 1-16-17;

All of the Sunday news shows started with this story;

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During a NBC "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd,...& on the eve of Martin Luther King Day, Democrat U.S. Congressman - John Lewis who marched with MLK, says this;

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Facebook IconJanuary 16, 2017 at 10:51 am

Our 1st & 2nd hour discussions today, Monday 1-16-17;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/01/13_ways_michigan_residents_cou.html#incart_most-comments

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14 ways Michigan residents could be impacted by Obamacare repeal

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Republicans in Congress took the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act last week, with promises by President-Elect Donald Trump that the law will be replaced by "healthcare plan that really works - much less expensive & FAR BETTER!"

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January 12, 2017 at 10:03 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 1-12-17;

Senate Income Tax Elimination A 5-Year Phase-Out

Senate Finance Committee Chair Jack BRANDENBURG (R-Harrison Twp.) told reporters today that, under the bill he is introducing, the state Income Tax would be phased out over a five-year period.

It would drop by.25 percent the first year and 1 percent each of the following four years.

"Our population growth is stagnant," Brandenburg said. "Nobody's kicking down the door to come to Michigan. Maybe this would be something that will help attract them. In November when [Donald] TRUMP won the election, I think people were saying, 'give us something meaningful' -- like tax relief."