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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"People who get involved in this business, they need to come with their big boy pants on." 

- Rep. Scott DIANDA (D-Calumet) on anyone feeling sore that Rep. Jason SHEPPARD lost his chair position for flipping on the Speaker with his income tax vote. Dianda said during the Gov. John ENGLER years, strong leadership moves were an "everyday" practice.

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Income Tax Cut Vote Exposes Divide In House GOP Caucus
"In the hours that followed a marathon 12-hour session ending in a failure to pass Speaker Tom LEONARD's (R-DeWitt) income tax cut, the talk of Lansing was on what it means for the nascent leader's future."
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SRO To Work With Whiston Before Closing Any Schools
"Gov. Rick SNYDER today asked School Reform Officer (SRO) Natasha BAKER to work with state Superintendent Brian WHISTON before pushing forward with closing any of the 38 schools on the state's potential closure list."
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Sheppard First House Chair Stripped Since '09; First Speaker Loss Since '01
"This town loves a good political story and it has one revolving around this morning's failed House income tax rollback vote and Speaker Tom LEONARD's (R-DeWitt) inability to convince three more Republican caucus members to back a bill he supported (See "House Income Tax Cut Dies In Dramatic Fashion," 2/22/17)."
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Meekhof Morning After: Speaker Made It More Difficult
"This morning reporters attempted to get Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) to comment on the marathon session (midday Wednesday to the early morning hours of Thursday) in the House, which resulted in the failure to get enough votes to pass a Republican-proposed Income Tax cut, despite the GOP holding a solid majority in the chamber, (See "House Income Tax Cut Dies In Dramatic Fashion," 02/22/17)."
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'State Pays If You Win' Bills Advance To Senate Floor
"Two bills dubbed as an incentive for state regulators to follow the strictures of law moved to the Senate floor this morning."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"People who get involved in this business, they need to come with their big boy pants on." 

- Rep. Scott DIANDA (D-Calumet) on anyone feeling sore that Rep. Jason SHEPPARD lost his chair position for flipping on the Speaker with his income tax vote. Dianda said during the Gov. John ENGLER years, strong leadership moves were an "everyday" practice.