Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Here's a look at what Michigan state legislators representing the Greater West Bloomfield area did last year.
Michigan state House Bills that were introduced in 2012 regarding "telemedicine," 16- and 17-year-olds "pre-registering" to vote, and "basic driver improvement" courses had at least one thing in common: they were introduced by legislators representing the Greater West Bloomfield area. The nonpartisan vote-tracking website michiganvotes.org — which compiles the voting histories of lawmakers in the Michigan House and Senate — notes bills introduced by State Reps. Lisa Brown (D-39th District), Gail Haines (R-43rd District) and Chuck Moss (R-40th District) and where the legislation ended up. Similar surveys were taken of the work by State Sens. Mike Kowall (R-15th District) and Jim Marleau (R-12th District). Among the highlights of bills …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Kowall did not miss a single one of the Michigan State Senate's 1,082 roll call votes in 2012, according to a nonpartisan vote-tracking website.
For State Sen. Mike Kowall (R-15th District), 2012 must have been a busy year. The nonpartisan vote-tracking website michiganvotes.org — which compiles the voting histories of lawmakers in the Michigan House and Senate — noted that Kowall did not miss a single one of the Senate's 1,082 roll call votes in 2012. State Reps. Lisa Brown (D-39th District), Gail Haines (R-43rd District) and Chuck Moss (R-40th District) also posted perfect attendance records on the House's 904 roll call votes. State Sen. Jim Marleau (R-12th District) missed 19 of 1,082 votes. Michiganvotes.org notes that missed votes by legislators may be due to illness, family emergencies, or other good reasons. In addition, members of the House and Senate majority and minority…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Find out what the bills entail, where they are in the legislative process, the pros and cons, and when an informational meeting will be held near you.
State House and Senate committees on Wednesday will consider portions of a proposed education reform package that has sparked howls of protest throughout Michigan. The bills' timing coincides with the waning terms of "lame duck" lawmakers who have only a few weeks left to serve and little to lose by potentially pushing through parts of the controversial legislation that would transform education in Michigan. Supporters argue underperforming schools and achievement gaps necessitate the reforms, which they say would make students more competitive when they enter college or the work force. But opponents say the measures are moving too quickly, do not provide proper regulations for new schools and would strip communities of control over their …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham), who currently represents Birmingham and the 40th District in the State House of Representatives, sends congratulations to Republican nominee for winning August primary.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This letter was received by Birmingham Patch Editor Laura Houser. Congratulations to Mike McCready on his 40th House GOP primary victory. Mike ran a good, classy campaign and I’m proud to endorse and support him. Our district would be well served with him as State Representative. Chuck Moss State Representative 40th District For questions and clarifications, please leave a comment below or contact editor Laura Houser at email@example.com or 248-534-9780.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Mike McCready formally announced Wednesday bid to replace term-limited Chuck Moss in representing Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor, and Orchard Lake Village.
The race for the Republican Party candidate to represent Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake Village in the State House of Representatives just got a little more crowded. Bloomfield Hills City Commissioner Mike McCready formally announced his bid for the 40th District in Lansing next fall on Wednesday afternoon. The 40th District is composed of the aforementioned areas we well as Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township. Current Rep. Chuck Moss, (R-Birmingham), is term limited and is expected to run for state State Senate in 2014. Oakland County Commissioner David Potts, and Birmingham Board of Education member Robert Lawrence announced their candidacies for the house seat earlier this year, while West Bloomfield attorney …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Two rivals and editorial question County Commissioner Potts' co-hosting role.
The first campaign issue has flared in a three-way Republican primary campaign for the 40th State House District seat. Robert Lawrence and David Wolkinson say it's improper for their rival, David Potts, to continue as co-host of a local cable TV public affairs show. Potts and state Rep. Chuck Moss host Eye on Oakland, a half-hour studio discussion that airs two to four times a month on Bloomfield Community Television. They and guests discuss issues such as the state budget, education, road maintenance, Michigan's gasoline tax and economic development. "The show focuses on political decisions and their impact on local and state-level constituents," notes Lawrence in an email response to questions from Patch. "Setting aside his co-hosting …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
With his third term coming to an end in 2012, the Birmingham-based chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee said he may run for state Sen. John Pappageorge's seat in 2014.
Birmingham resident Chuck Moss may have another year left in his third term as a Michigan state representative, but he’s already looking ahead to what could be next: a seat in the state Senate. “I think I’ve done a pretty good job in Lansing,” said Moss (R-Birmingham), who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to the seat in 2012. Moss said he is considering running for the seat held by state Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy), who is also term-limited and must give up his Senate seat in 2014. Moss represents Michigan’s 40th District, which includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake Village. State representatives are elected for two-year terms and limited to three terms. …