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These 20 Republicans Voted 'Yes' On Giving $1.8 Billion To Big Developers

Around the same time a Republican majority in the Michigan House failed to pass a 0.2 percent income tax cut, all but six Republicans in the Michigan Senate voted to give $1.8 billion taxpayer dollars to a handful of developers over the next 20 years. There were 20 Republicans and seven Democrats who voted “yes.” No Democrats opposed the handouts, but six did not vote, along with one Republican who did not vote.

Six Republicans voted ‘no’: Pat Colbeck (Canton), Judy Emmons (Sheridan), Joe Hune (Fowlerville), Phil Pavlov (St. Clair Township), Tori Rocca (Sterling Heights) and Tonya Schuitmaker (Lawton).

Here’s a list of the Republicans who voted "Yes."

Darwin Booher, Evart

Tom Casperson, Escanaba

Mike Green, Mayville

Goeff Hansen, Hart

Dave Hildenbrand, Lowell

Ken Horn, Frankenmuth

Rick Jones, Grand Ledge

Marty Knollenberg,, Troy

Mike Kowall, White Lake

Peter MacGregor, Rockford

Jim Marleau, Lake Orion

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, Olive Township

Mike Nofs, Battle Creek

Margaret O'Brien,Portage

John Proos, St. Joseph

Dave Robertson, Grand Blanc

Wayne Schmidt, Traverse City

Mike Shirkey, Clarklake

Jim Stamas, Midland

Dale Zorn, Ida

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