Keeping the grass roots growing!!
Parade, ceremonies to honor those who gave all
BY PHIL FOLEY
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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…Continue
Added by William Gavette on May 25, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on May 10, 2015 at 7:21pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on May 1, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments
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,…Continue
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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…
Added by Tim Lintz on April 17, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments
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.
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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…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on April 8, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…
Added by William Gavette on April 1, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by William Gavette on March 8, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Tim Lintz on February 28, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments
February 1, 2015
Rand Pac: Stop Common Core Petition
The Founding Fathers never intended the Federal government to run our
educational system. Under the Constitution’s 10th Amendment education should
fall under the jurisdiction of the states and localities. But big government
politicians chipped away at…
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LAPEER — Unless his owners file an appeal Lefty will be put down. After listening to six witnesses Wednesday and Thursday, visiting District County Judge John Conover granted the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion to have the pit bull euthanized.
Without additional court action, Lapeer County Animal Control officials will put Lefty to sleep Feb. 19.
“No matter what that ruling is,” Conover said, “some of you are going to be…Continue
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We always try to promote and encourage good communications with our State and Federal lawmakers. Jusst as we encourage you to keep in contact with Legislators, we also welcome news and other communications from them as well. Though we may disagree with this particular vote from Rep. Miller, we very much respect her as a Congresswomen and thank her for taking the time to reach out to our group. Below is the letter from Rep. Miller:…Continue
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