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Tag: Ray Franz
By JGillman, Section News
In a 'garden party' hosted by the Leelanau Republican women, Michigan state senator Darwin Booher (R-35) clarified that he would NOT be voting for the Medicaid expansion bill being advanced by Governor Rick Snyder.
The garden party, held on Sunday at a local small business, was attended by Republican US Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land, State Senator Darwin Booher, State Representatives Ray Franz (R-101), Bruce Rendon (R-103), and other local politicians and interested citizens. Booher announced he "would not be voting for medicaid expansion" during a part of the program where elected officials and prospective candidates spoke.
Booher has also spoken out against the "outrageous fine" levied on Mark Baker of Baker's acres for the heinous crime of trying to farm in Michigan.
Call his office and thank him for his principled stand on these important issues.
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Representative Ray Franz (Genuine R-101) issued a statement on Medicaid expansion:
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
First off, let me remind all of my readers that the very fact that 2013-HB-4111 is still sitting on the Senate Schedule means that Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville can call it up for a vote the second he thinks that the grassroots aren't looking (assuming that he has the whip count necessary to ensure passage). So we need to keep the pressure on our state senators (by all lawful means, including face-to-face discussion when possible) until this Trojan Horse is at least referred to a committee. However, we also need to keep in mind that the progressives aren't stupid, and will take advantage of our focus to accomplish other things while we're not watching "the other hand," and so in addition to raising a royal stink about the alleged party of smaller government caving to the single biggest expansion of federal government intrusion in our lifetimes, we must keep our other eye on everything else that's going on in Lansing while we're at it.
You may remember me mentioning a couple of weeks ago that the grassroots are just a tad ticked at 29 "republican" squishies who caved on House Roll Call 11 and brought this state one step closer to what is perhaps the single biggest government intrusion into private lives that I can recall in my lifetime. While I'm not going to go into too many technical details here, I will say that one particular organization isn't screwing around.
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Ray Franz was beaten at the ballot box by a gift of circumstance.. in 2008.
His stands have not wavered since then. In fact in the time since the 2008 election, he has solidified people's understanding of his principles, he has worked hard, and he earned a seat in Michigan's 101st district. A good and decent soon to be citizen legislator, Ray understands like most conservatives, that what ails us is not too little government, but rather a bit much of the opposite.
Ray is not afraid to come out swinging, and we have been lucky to catch a letter to the editor he has authored, that has bearing on all of us in Michigan and addresses action by some who have been shown the door, and some who still don't get it.
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