Monthly Archives: September 2010

Republicans Deliver $415 Million of Reform to State Budget

“Republicans in the House and Senate have saved Michigan taxpayers an additional $120 million from the Democrat proposal,” said Rep. John Proos, R-St. Joseph. “Our plan accomplishes the goals set at the beginning of this budget year, saving taxpayer dollars and balancing the budget without raising taxes.” Continue reading

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Retirement Reform Saves State $415 Million

Michigan House Republicans last week led the way for real reform by sending a state employee retirement package to the Senate that will result in $415 million in savings for Michigan taxpayers over the next three years. Continue reading

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Drivers Should Not Be Ticketed Twice

Legislation has recently passed the House of Representatives that would remove driver responsibility fines and fees in Michigan. Continue reading

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Proos Test Drives New Chevy Volt

State Representative John Proos got to test drive a Chevy Volt this week. It’s the new battery-powered vehicle from General Motors that the governor also tried out recently. Proos tells us that the Volt could indicate the future of the automotive industry in Michigan, and he enjoyed the experience. He said he was impressed by the advanced technology that goes into the Volt. For example, Proos noted its regenerative battery system. Continue reading

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Remembering September 11, 2001

America is unique because it is the only country that was built on the idea of freedom; the freedom to worship, to own property, to vote, and the freedom to have a voice. When our great nation is challenged we become unified and rise to whatever is necessary to help preserve liberty because doing so is a part of our culture. Continue reading

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Rep. Proos Addresses Crunch to get State Budget Balanced

Michigan has taken a big step forward in easing budget woes. On Thursday, Jennifer Granholm signed into law a bill that transfers more than $200 million from a school aid fund surplus into the state’s general fund, which is facing a $300 million deficit this fiscal year. Continue reading

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