Articles of Interest 3-27-2008

223 Days until Election Day


A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the state could not create or disseminate information identifying voter participation in the Republican and Democrat primaries on Jan. 15. We would argue therefore the list should be available to anyone who requests them.

The budget process continues to work its way through the state Senate. The Governor?s proposed budget is too expensive in some areas and shortchanges others. She is clearly playing games with the budget?again. This could be setting us up for another ?revenue enhancement??i.e. tax increase.

Frustration with the governor and Democrats is one of the main reasons folks are talking about enacting a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature to raise taxes. This maybe the only way to avoid another tax increase from being rammed down Michigan taxpayer’s throats.

I taped ?Michigan Matters? yesterday with Carol Cain which will air this weekend. ?Michigan Matters? airs Saturday on CBS?WWJTV Detroit at 11 a.m. and will repeat on Sunday on CW 50 (Channel 50) at 11:30 a.m.


Fill out and return the Affidavit of Identity to your county clerk or send it to the state party?we?ll handle the filings. Link to form. Many folks have asked?what does a precinct delegate do?  Here is some basic information about how we try and organize our precinct delegates to be part of our ?political machine? to help elect Republicans.

State Rep. Jack Hoogendyk has started his petition collection efforts. If you would like to help, please sign up at his Web site at:

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