Online poll results

What should Michigan lawmakers prioritize in the state budget this coming year?
Feb 18, 2013

School funding: 25% (123 votes)

Economic development: 21% (104 votes)

Roads and repairs: 19% (94 votes)

Welfare reform: 12% (61 votes)

Tax-free year for everyone!: 12% (57 votes)

Mental health funding: 6% (29 votes)

Prison reform: 2% (10 votes)

Other: 2% (11 votes)

Total votes: 489

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Comments

whatajoke

welfare reform...GO GET A JOB, quit being lazy and quit screwing the system... problem solved
I work hard to pay for most of the dead beat lazy ass's that collect welfare.

rainbowjoe

The legislature should focus on becoming a part time entity that meets every other year. It is a collection of self-serving windbags that exists only to dream up new laws and regulations, which clutters up our lives and ultimately siphons more from our paychecks. Many other states have part time legislatures, and they are doing just fine. How can we get this moving?

Lanivan

Agreed! Our state legislators are the second highest paid in the country, with California being the highest. Since so many actions on the part of our current legislators is to emulate the southern states - 6% flat corporate tax rate, right to work laws, cutting education funding, for starters - all of which have part-time, low-paid legislatures, I think your idea is timely.

Wingmaster

I'll sign up for that PT legislators too. The less time these clowns spend in Lansing the better. You lost me in the second part of your blather as you usually do with your partisan rant.

Lanivan

I guess I can settle for partial agreement....but I'm curious why a right-winger like yourself considers concern that our legislators are doing too much regulating and tax-raising on individuals is considered "partisan rant"? Or just being clever again?

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