Regional Transit Vote back on the November Ballot

Big Four Find Path to RTA Vote Regional leaders have agreed on a way forward to place a regional transit millage question on the November ballot. The Oakland, Macomb and Wayne county executives, the mayor of Detroit, and representatives from the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners met today at the Detroit Athletic Club to negotiate a solution following last week’s "no" vote by Oakland and Macomb counties at the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) board meeting. "I am … [Read more...]

McMillin Calls for a ‘Day of Action’ on April 15 to Help Defeat Proposal 1

There's no escaping the clutching tentacles of government. Both the federal and state government assert their "right" to the fruits of your labor via income taxes. Unless you're homeless, you pay for the "privilege" to live on land, directly or indirectly, as property tax. And of course, just about every purchase you make in Michigan is taxed, often in more ways than one. The language in the May 5th ballot proposal reinforces that you are a subject, not a citizen, with numerous … [Read more...]

FreedomWorks endorses Tom McMillin

According to a press release Tom McMillin (R) has received a great endorsement from FreedomWorks! "FreedomWorks PAC President Matt Kibbe commented, “Voters have a clear choice between another establishment candidate that will toe the party line, and Tom McMillin, a man who will stand up for civil liberties and fight for his constituents. McMillin doesn’t just identify the problems in government, he takes action to come up with proactive solutions. He would undoubtedly be a valuable thought … [Read more...]

Rep Tom McMillin applauds Right to Life of Michigan for their leadership

Rochester Hills, MI - In response to Right to Life of Michigan turning in approximately 315,000 petition signatures to prohibit Michigan citizens from being forced to pay for abortions in their insurance plans, Rep. Tom McMillin said, "I applaud Right to Life of Michigan for their leadership and success on the effort to prohibit our citizens from being forced to pay for abortions in their insurance plans. I look forward to those of us in the legislature doing our part and quickly passing this … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills council denies human rights ordinance

After months of lobbying, a majority of Rochester Hills City Council members went on the record Monday night to say that they are not interested in considering a human-rights ordinance. A group calling itself Rochester Hills Together asked council to place the matter on its agenda for formal discussion. They argued that a city that calls itself progressive needs to protect its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered residents from discrimination, just as other classes are protected under the … [Read more...]

Jeremy Nielson defends attacks on his character in letter to the editor

Dear Editor: I had no idea that I was such a divisive figure in the community. I'm a 33 year old father and husband. I work as a Network Engineer; come home; play with my son and eat dinner. I pay my taxes and watch school board meetings. Along the way, I decided to have more than a 3-minute, one-way conversation with the school board and decided to run for a spot on the Rochester school board. The future of the Rochester Community Schools is of vital interest to me because my son is … [Read more...]

State Rep. Tom McMillin: “Use ‘extra’ money to drop tax rate”

Rochester Hills, MI - Today, after hearing the additonal revenue estimates coming into the State coffers from today's May Revenue Estimating Conference, Rep. Tom McMillin (R - Rochester Hills) said, "If Lansing seems interested in spending some of this estimated additional revenue, then I believe a significant portion of it should be used to drop the personal income tax rate from 4.35% to 4.25% starting October 1 of this year." It's expected that Rep. McMillin's proposal would reduce revenue … [Read more...]

Rep. McMillin Bewildered by Oakland County Prosecutor Actions in Email “case” Will Introduce Legislation to Clarify if Necessary

Rochester Hills, MI – Today, State Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) said he would introduce legislation early next year to make it clear that parents cannot be charged with a crime for viewing their children’s emails or other electronic communications. He also indicated that his legislation will cover spouses. McMillin’s intentions were sparked by recent reports that one of his constituents, Mr. Leon Walker, is being prosecuted by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office for gaining access to … [Read more...]