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Friday, August 5, 2011

MIRS News on the Recall

Another Dem House Member Targeted For Recall
Rep. Charles BRUNNER (D-Bay City) joins a small but growing list of Democrats that Republicans are targeting for recall out of retaliations for the recall attempts against GOP legislators.

Recall petition language was filed against Brunner in Bay County today by Joe SYLVESTER, chairman of the Bay County Taxpayers Association. The language cited Brunner's "No" vote on HB 4362, which eliminated the Michigan Business Tax.

"There are more people in this community than just union workers and it's time someone reminded Mr. Brunner that he is not a union steward but a representative of the whole community," Sylvester said.

A call was left with Brunner's offices for comment this afternoon.

"Voters keep rejecting their agenda, and I think it's important the Democrats accept that fact," said Stu SANDLER, Republican advisor to the recall efforts.

He said the Democrats were using recalls as a last resort at changing the Legislature after losing their majority in last November's elections.

"If that's the way they want to debate, we're prepared to match," Sandler said.

Recall language has recently been approved for Sen. Tom CASPERSON (R-Escanaba), Reps. Gail HAINES (R-Waterford), Bradford JACOBSEN (R-Oxford) and Mike SHIRKEY (R-Clarklake), bringing the total up to 26 Republican Senate and House members with approved recall petition language.

No Democrats currently have approved recall language. However, clarity hearings have been scheduled for Sen. Rebekah WARREN (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Dian SLAVENS (D-Canton Twp.). Sen. Gretchen WHITMER (D-East Lansing) and Rep. Barb BYRUM (D-Onondaga) have also been targeted with recall language, but both attempts were shot down at clarity hearings.

Sandler warned there would be recall efforts against more Democrats.

"It's going to be constant and widespread," Sandler said.

1 comment:

Dave said...

So the Bay County Taxpayers Association is recalling a guy for voting against raising the Pension Tax? Or because he voted against a bill that halts the planned cut in the income tax?