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  •  Colbeck (6+ / 0-)

    drives me nuts.  He's my state sen. and sends all kinds of infuriating replies to me.

    This one on the abortion bills that went through made me madder than any other reply I've ever gotten from any of my reps:

    Dear Ms. XXXXX:

    Thank you for contacting the office to express your concerns about House Bill 5711.

    As you know, HB 5711 was passed by the House and the Senate and was signed into law as Public Act 499 of 2012.

    To read the bill, find a bill analysis, and follow the bill as it makes its way through the legislative process you can check out the public legislative website at   http://www.legislature.mi.gov.

    For example, you can follow this particular issue by typing "5711" into the "Bill Number" search field.

    After being elected, Senator Colbeck was approached by a constituent who expressed concerns that women were being coerced into having abortions.  Senator Colbeck believes that no woman should be forced to do something against her will.  Because of this, he voted in support of this legislation.

    Thank you for taking the time to contact our office.  Please write us again if you have further questions or concerns.

    Sincerely,

    Theresa Jasko
    Office of Senator Patrick Colbeck
    (517) 373-7350
    1020 Farnum  
    P.O.Box 30036
    Lansing, MI 48909
     

    •  Things are in a sad way in MI legislature, aren't (6+ / 0-)
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      Alma, Eclectablog, fou, Sylv, elwior, LilithGardener

      they?  People worked very hard to recall the odious Paul Scott and finally managed to have him be the first MI legislator recalled in 28 years. Only to have him replaced by the just as bad, if not worse, Graves.

      I would be furious over that response from Colbeck too.  He doesn't seem to have any problems with preventing women from making their own healthcare choices though, does he?

      BTW, good to hear from you. Hope all is going well (except for having a jerk for a state senator, that is ;-)

      •  As Sylv (4+ / 0-)
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        Sylv, kurious, elwior, LilithGardener

        emailed me yesterday in our thread about Colbeck:

        Snyder's updates on how fabulously everything is going are driving me nuts. How in the world did Michigan become Mississippi of the north?
        Sometimes I just can't believe all of the crap going on here.  How did so many nuts get into our legislature?

        All's good here and I got my calendar last week so I'll be emailing you soon.

        •  I've wondered the same. When... (4+ / 0-)
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          Alma, elwior, Sylv, LilithGardener

          ...my old district, represented by Bill Ford, union-supporting Dem for over 30  years, (& then Dem Lynn Rivers) ended up in the hands of fraudster Thad McCotter, I knew things were not going well in MI--and it's only gotten worse since then.

          I'll looking forward to hearing from you.

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