MichiganVotes.org sends a weekly report to newspapers and TV stations around the state showing how state legislators in their service area voted on the most important or interesting bills of the past week.

House Bill 4915, Increase fees on industries: Passed 26-12 in the Senate
To increase air pollution emissions fees imposed on industries. The House Fiscal Agency reports that this will extract an additional $840,000 annually from Michigan businesses.

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Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

House Bill 4110, Send "partial-birth abortion" ban to Governor: Passed 29 to 9 in the Senate
This is the sentencing guidelines portion of the “partial birth abortion” ban proposed by Senate Bill 160. This week's votes complete legislative action and send the measure to the Governor.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Senate Bill 425, Convey closed prison to Wayne County Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate
To transfer the closed Scott correctional facility property in Northville to Wayne County or another local government, and if they don’t want it, sell it at a market price.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Senate Bill 160, Send "partial-birth abortion" ban to Governor: Passed 75 to 34 in the House
To prohibit “partial birth abortions.” This week's votes complete legislative action and send the measure to the Governor.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

Senate Bill 237, Spend "high speed rail" money, repay unemployment benefits debt, more: Passed 101 to 8 in the House
To increase state spending by $427.9 million, of which $398.1 million is federal money for "high speed rail" projects. Another $38.2 million is payment toward a $3.9 billion debt to the federal government incurred over years by paying out more in unemployment insurance benefits than collected from employer UI taxes. The bill also recognizes savings from ending a particular welfare training program.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

SOURCE: MichiganVotes.org, a free, nonpartisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, nonpartisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit http://www.MichiganVotes.org.

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