Dearborn Trial on of the Four Christian Missionaries by Tom McMillin

State Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) had the following statement regarding the verdicts given in the trial of the four Christian missionaries arrested at the Dearborn Arab American Festival: "Today in Dearborn, the jury got it mostly right in finding Paul, David and Nabeel innocent of disturbing the peace.  The city of Dearborn, the Dearborn Police and especially the Dearborn Mayor owe them a huge apology immediately. However the guilty decision for Negeen Mayel's charge of failure … [Read more...]

Apparent Budget Deal Completely Kicks the Can Down the Road

Rochester Hills, MI – Today, Representative Tom McMillin (R – Rochester Hills) said he sees what appears to be a “tentative budget agreement” as a refusal to deal with government employee Cadillac benefits and continued raises, while most Michigan citizens are experiencing layoffs, less benefits and wage cuts.  He cited the over $700 million of Federal bailout money included in the deal as the primary reason Michigan government can continue to forsake dealing with the reality of Michigan’s … [Read more...]

Demand Government Transparency

We should demand transparency from our government – at all levels. When first coming to office as a state representative, I was surprised to make headlines over something I didn’t give a second thought.  I posted online the expenses of my office, including my staff’s names and their salaries.  Little did I know that this was something no other state elected official had ever done.  It was information I thought taxpayers should know.  Sometime later, as I was talking about how we need to bring in … [Read more...]