Tough Questions: How Lawmakers Will Vote On Pension Proposal 3-02-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Tough Questions: How Lawmakers Will Vote On Pension Proposal 3-02-2011

Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is trying to shore up support for some of its budget proposals that are running into opposition in the Michigan Legislature.


Lt. Gov. Brian Calley was detailing the administration's tax restructuring plans Wednesday to members of the House Tax Policy committee.
Budget Director John Nixon answered questions for members of the House Appropriations Committee.
The Republican governor's plan to eliminate tax exemptions on pensions is drawing opposition from some members of his own party.
Lawmakers also are concerned about proposed cuts to education funding and proposed cuts to tax revenue sharing payments made to local governments.
Snyder and lawmakers are trying to eliminate a projected budget shortfall of roughly $1.4 billion for the fiscal year that begins in October.
We put in several calls and here's a look at how state lawmakers from Mid-Michigan will vote on the plan:
Senate:
Sen. John Moolenaar (R) 36th District- No
Sen Roger Kahn (R) 32nd District- Yes
Sen. Dave Robertson (R) 26th District- No
Sen. John Gleanson (D) 27th District- No
House Of Representatives:
Rep. Woodrow Stanley (D) 34th District- No
Rep. Richard Hammel (D) 48th District- No
Rep. Jim Ananich (D) 49th District- No
Rep. Charles Smiley (D) 50th District- No
Rep. Charles Brunner (D) 96th District- No
Rep. Jim Stamas (R) 98th District- Undecided
Rep. Kevin Daley (R) 82nd District- Undecided
Rep. Ben Glardon (R) 85th District- Undecided
Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) 99th District- Undecided

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