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May 2015 Blog Posts (5)

Editorial - Lapeer Schools finishing a fine ‘first’ year (From 5-31 Lapeer County Press)

 With the school year winding down to just a few days, we want to salute the more than 500 graduating seniors of the “new” Lapeer High School. Congratulations grads on completing your high school career, and for your successful part in Lapeer’s return to a single high school for the first time in 37 years.

We also want to salute Lapeer’s school board,…

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Added by William Gavette on May 31, 2015 at 4:47am — No Comments

Memorial Day Events. ( From the 5-25-County Press)

Memorial Day

Parade, ceremonies to honor those who gave all

BY PHIL FOLEY

810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER COUNTY — For many people Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. It’s a time to put the boat in the water, fire up the grill and have fun with the family.

There are those, however, who know what it really means. Originally established as Decoration Day, a day to decorate the graves of Civil War dead, it has evolved into Memorial…

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Added by William Gavette on May 25, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

MAY TEA PARTY MEETING SUMMARY by Tim Lintz

MAY TEA PARTY MEETING SUMMARY

 

As you may expect the big news this month was the resounding defeat of the increase in the sales tax from 6% to 7%.    May I say thank you to all those who took the time to vote.  When we work together good things can happen.

At the May Lapeer Tea Party meeting people’s concerns about fracking in our state was heard and discussed.  As you may know fracking is a form of extracting oil and gas from the areas in the…

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Added by Tim Lintz on May 10, 2015 at 7:21pm — No Comments

PLEASE VOTE by Tim Lintz

PLEASE VOTE

The polls open on May 5th to vote on Proposal 1.  This proposal will determine if the sales tax is raised from 6 cents to 7 cents in Michigan.  If you think this will never pass, don’t count on it.  One of the problems is when people think like that and don’t bother to go to the polls to vote. Those in favor of it passing are counting on it!   The fewer people going to the polls may just pass this bill. 

There are so…

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Added by Tim Lintz on May 1, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Proposal 1 Road Funding by Larry Leidline

My opinion on the Proposal 1 Road Funding is that it is not a road funding proposal and does not even meet the criteria as a well thought out proposal. It is up for vote because Lansing could not agree on funding and left it up to the voters. Further, it represents a failure of the Governor and Legislature to do the job they were elected to do. Only a slight majority of the $2 Billion it raises goes to road funding, parts of this proposal go to increased educational funding,…

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Added by Tim Lintz on May 1, 2015 at 11:42am — No Comments

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Lapeer Indivisible Team organized to resist President Trump’s agenda (From 3-26 Lapeer County Press)

LAPEER — Lapeer Indivisible Team (LIT), a new chapter of the national group, Indivisible, was recently launched in Lapeer County.As with other Indivisible groups organized to resist President Donald Trump’s agenda around the country, LIT’s purpose is to stand up for democracy through implementation of the “Indivisible Guide” and provide county residents opportunities to gather, share opinions and hold members of Congress accountable.LIT will focus attention on local members of Congress…See More
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Tentative deal reached between LCS, teachers (From 1-29-2017 Lapeer County Press)

Tentative deal reached between LCS, teachersBY JEFF HOGAN810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.comLAPEER — Culminating nearly 10 months of negotiations, Lapeer Community Schools officials announced Friday the district has reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract with the union representing its 270-plus teachers.The bargaining teams from the district and the Lapeer Education Association (LEA) met Thursday to finalize the terms of the contract.…See More
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Daley, Howell may square off (From 1-22-17 Lapeer County Press)

GOP heavyweights consider Senate bidBY JEFF HOGAN810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com…See More
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Felony charges against Judge Konschuh dropped (From the Tuesday, March 8th County Press)

FLINT — Judge Byron Konschuh’s nearly 20-month fight with the legal system has come to an end with all felony charges against him dismissed.After 6 ½ hours of mediation negotiations in front of retired Genesee County Circuit Court Robert Ransom in Tom Pabst’s Flint law offices, Shiawassee County Prosecutor Deanna Finnegan agreed Tuesday to drop the five felony charges against Konschuh.“The justice system won here,” Pabst said.Konshuch, whose annual salary is $140,000, has been on paid leave…See More
Mar 9, 2016
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Modern Political Conservatism: A Preliminary Obituary

 First, let me describe what I believe to be traditional or true political conservatism.  True political conservatism has five core principles: (1) Respect for the Constitution and its literal interpretation, (2) Limited federal government and respect for state’s rights, (3) Fiscal responsibility - low taxes, balanced budget, and low debt, (4) Individual liberty – defense of the Bill of Rights, and (5) A strong military.  The word conservatism, of course, may also apply to religious and moral…See More
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Turkelson not charging Joe Gamrat in Courser fiasco (From the 11-15-2015 County Press)

LAPEER — Lapeer County Prosecutor Tim Turkelson on Friday said his office will not be authorizing any charges following a criminal investigation regarding allegations that former state representative Todd Courser was the victim of a text message extortion scheme.Turkelson’s decision follows review of the extensive investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police.“The result of the investigation,” said Turkelson, “confirm that Joe Gamrat, the husband of former representative Cindy Gamrat,…See More
Nov 15, 2015
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Candidates muster for packed forum (From the 10-18 2015 Lapeer County Press)

Candidates muster for packed forumBY JEFF HOGAN810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com  Thirteen of 14…See More
Oct 18, 2015
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STATING THEIR CASE - (From the 10-4-2015 Lapeer County Press)

Forum before packed house at Sportsmen’s Club gives voters insight into candidates’ views, aspirationsBY JEFF HOGAN810-452-2640 •jhogan@mihomepaper.comOriginal article posted at http://thecountypress.mihomepaper.com/news/2015-10-04/Front_Page/STATING_THEIR_CASE.html…See More
Oct 5, 2015
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EDITORIAL - Primary choice won’t be easy, but voters know their ABCs (From the 9-27-15 Lapeer County Press)

In a race that contains a record number of candidates, voters have their work cut out for them in preparing for the Nov. 3 special primary election ballot for Lapeer County’s 82nd House District seat.Eleven republicans and three democrats whose names will crowd that ballot are vying for Lapeer County voters’ attention. In truly American style, voters have a plethora of choices and we think that’s a good thing. Competition is healthy and, from our perspective, voters have a few good and capable…See More
Sep 27, 2015
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Lt. governor sets date for primary election on Nov. 3 (From 9-13 County Press)

       WHAT’S NEXT?Lt. governor sets date for primary election on Nov. 3BY JEFF HOGAN810-452-2640 •jhogan@mihomepaper.com Theresa Spencer LAPEER — The resignation of former state Rep. Todd Courser on Friday set in motion a fast-track election cycle to fill the now-vacant seat.Lapeer County Clerk…See More
Sep 13, 2015

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