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SEX SCANDAL FALLOUT CONTINUES (From the 8-30-2015 County Press)

                     County commission to Courser: Resign
BY ALEX PETRIE…
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Added by William Gavette on August 31, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Activist considers recall (From 8-12 County Press)

Activist considers recall

BY JEFF HOGAN…
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Added by William Gavette on August 12, 2015 at 12:49am — No Comments

If Courser resigns, filling open seat would be up to the governor (From the 8-9 County Press)

       If Courser resigns, filling open seat would be up to the governor

BY PHIL FOLEY…
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Added by William Gavette on August 11, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dryden man seeks congressional seat (From 7-19-2015 County Press)

                     BY ALEX PETRIE

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Added by William Gavette on July 19, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

controversy surrounding the confederate flag: by Will

There has been a lot of recent controversy surrounding the confederate flag. We are in the process of removing it from all public display, use, sale, and possession.

I must point out that this fervent activity is about much more than removing this one symbol from public life. This is merely the opening pretext that will be used by radical historical revisionists for removing other symbols of our American history and culture.

There are now calls for the cleansing…

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Added by Tim Lintz on July 17, 2015 at 5:37pm — No Comments

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

Wandrie on short list for Grosse Pointe job - (From the 4-19 County Press)

       Wandrie on short list for Grosse Pointe job

BY JEFF HOGAN…
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Added by William Gavette on April 19, 2015 at 11:52am — No Comments

LAPEER TEA PARTY MEETING SUMMARY by Tim Lintz

LAPEER TEA PARTY MEETING SUMMARY

On April 7, 2015 the Lapeer County Tea Party held its monthly meeting at 7:00 PM at Maple Grove Church on Maple Grove Road in Lapeer. It was an exciting meeting with two guest speakers, State Senator Phil Pavlov and State Rep. from the 82 District Todd Courser. Both men spoke before an audience of over 80 people. They each talked about what was going on in their area of…

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Added by Tim Lintz on April 17, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

State Rankings for Services Received vs. Taxes Paid - Michigan is 46th.

The Blaze.com has an article ranking states according to the value of services received vs. the taxes paid.  Michigan ranked 46th, meaning there are only four states that are worse than Michigan.  If Proposal 1 passes, Michigan will probably have the disgraceful stigma of being the worst state in the nation for services rendered vs. taxes paid.  

Below…

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Added by David Edward Bloch on April 14, 2015 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Officials to draft ballot language for road millage (From the 4-8 County Press)

BY JEFF HOGAN
810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com…

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Added by William Gavette on April 11, 2015 at 7:04am — No Comments

MICHIGAN IS TAXED ENOUGHT by Carol Brown

March 31, 2015

 

Michigan is Taxed Enough Already

The television advertisements make it sound like Michigan Ballot Prop 1 is Michigan’s last chance to fix our roads. It uses dishonest language to deceive us into thinking the gas tax will be eliminated. It does not say it will be replaced with a higher wholesale tax that Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan estimate will raise gas prices by about 10 cents a gallon, raise state sales tax to 7%, raise vehicle…

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Added by Tim Lintz on April 8, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

LCBT warns about robocall debit card fraud (From the 4-1-2015 County Press)

LAPEER — Lapeer County Bank & Trust is warning both their customers and the general public about fraudulent “robocalls” being made to Lapeer-area residents saying their debit cards have been compromised and asking for debit card information.

LCBT is aware of “hundreds and perhaps thousands” of automated calls that were made to Lapeer-area residents…

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Added by William Gavette on April 1, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Here’s what you missed! Meeting Recap from Director Tim Lintz (from 3-8-2015 County Press)

Last month our letter invited everyone, regardless of political doctrine, to come to our March 3rd meeting to see what our meetings are all about. Our meetings try to keep everyone informed about things happening in our government that may impact all of us.

We bring in experts on matters to give you the facts. You’ll hear the pros and cons of the matter and then you can make up your own mind on how to proceed on the issue. You can ask the experts questions to thoroughly understand the…

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Added by William Gavette on March 8, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

New Michigan Senate Building to cost $134 million - not $70 million.

On Tuesday night, March 3, 2015, our guest speaker, Mr. Scott Hagerstrom spoke about the Tax Proposal 1 on the May 5,2015  ballot. As part of his presentation he mentioned that our Rulers, I mean government legislators, in Lansing have voted to build a new $70 million Senate Office Building.  Unfortunately, it will cost almost double that amount.  The government will borrow money to build the building and the interest cost on…

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Added by David Edward Bloch on March 5, 2015 at 1:27pm — No Comments

The Real Obama

 From frontpagemag.com:

I am the Worst Terrorist the United States has ever faced.…

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Added by David Edward Bloch on March 3, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Pay More Taxes ? by Tim Linttz

 Pay More Taxes  ?

On May 5th voters will go to the polls to vote on increasing the state sales tax from 6% to 7%. This is being publicized as a way to increase money to fix the roads that are in desperate need of repair. This isn’t as cut and dry as it sounds. In December, the Governor signed road bills from the Legislature that are linked to a package of 11 bills.  These bills go…

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Added by Tim Lintz on February 28, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments

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