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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Hoogendyk: Does Senator Robertson Hold the Key to Massive Expansion of Government?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 03:30:23 PM EST
    Tags: Dave Robertson, Michigan, State Senate, Medicaid, Expansion, Calley, Tie, 19-19 (all tags)

    Jack Hoogendyk like many others, is trying to make sure there is no expansion of the welfare medicaid entitlement in Michigan.

    Also like many, he is trying to identify where the weak sisters in the Republican caucus might be. He writes:

    This week the Senate comes back to Lansing. Number one on the agenda is expansion of Medicaid. Governor Snyder and Lt. Governor Brian Calley are putting on a full-court press. 

    Reliable sources tell me there are 17 rock-solid NO votes in the GOP caucus. Let's do a little math here. There are 38 members in the Senate, 12 are Democrats. We can readily assume all twelve will vote for Medicaid expansion because it helps accomplish what their president wants and it represents an enormous expansion of government.

    Twenty votes are required to pass a bill...UNLESS there is a 19-19 tie, in which case the Lt. Governor who presides over the Senate, gets to break the tie. We know what Brian Calley will do in the case of a tie. 

    So, if 17 Senators are a no, and 12 Senators are a yes, the governor needs to convince seven members of the 9 remaining Republicans to vote with the Democrats. It sounds like he may already have six of those seven in the bag. Where will he find the seventh vote?

    It might be Dave Robertson. Read more here.

    Worth a look.

    Until we get a solid "NO" pledge from any State Senator, its best to assume they are possible sellouts. And as Jack said "We know what Brian Calley will do in the case of a tie. "  Call Robertson.

    Thanks for the update Jack.

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