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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Dec. 13, 2007 MI HB 5375 Promise Zones Bill Passed - House (71 - 34)
Dec. 13, 2007 MI SB 981 Mackinac Bridge Funding Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Dec. 11, 2007 WI SB 176 Compensation for Discharged Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
Dec. 1, 2007 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
Dec. 1, 2007 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 42)
Nov. 29, 2007 WA HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
Nov. 29, 2007 WA HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap Bill Passed - House (86 - 8)
Nov. 29, 2007 WA Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
Nov. 29, 2007 WA Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - House (55 - 39)
Nov. 28, 2007 IL SB 307 Regional Transportation Authority Funding Bill Failed - House (57 - 53)
Nov. 20, 2007 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House (81 - 52)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
Nov. 19, 2007 MD HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
Nov. 16, 2007 AK SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13)
Nov. 16, 2007 AK SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
Nov. 13, 2007 MD HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
Nov. 11, 2007 AK AM 1 Standard Deduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 19)
Nov. 11, 2007 AK AM 8 Oil and Gas Production Tax Increase Amendment Adopted - House (26 - 14)
Nov. 11, 2007 AK CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (27 - 13)
Nov. 11, 2007 MD HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (80 - 56)
Nov. 11, 2007 MD HB 2 Tax Reform Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (82 - 55)
Nov. 8, 2007 MI HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - House (58 - 48)
Nov. 8, 2007 WI SB 299 School Tax Credit Formula Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Nov. 7, 2007 MI Sub SB 838 Amending the Use Tax Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Oct. 31, 2007 MI SB 232 Department of Human Services Funding Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 16)
Oct. 31, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 240 State Transportation Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 21)
Oct. 31, 2007 MI SB 232 Department of Human Services Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 50)
Oct. 31, 2007 MI SB 229 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 8)
Oct. 31, 2007 MI SB 229 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 25)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4360 2007-2008 Community College and Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4344 2007-2008 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 3)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 6)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4348 2007-2008 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 3)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI SB 233 2007-2008 State Judiciary Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (102 - 7)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 222 2007-2008 Department of Agriculture Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 4)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4346 2007-2008 Department of Education Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 16)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4359 2007-2008 Public School Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (104 - 5)
Oct. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 13)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI SB 231 2007-2008 Department of Art, History, and Library Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (102 - 7)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI SB 238 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (95 - 14)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 1)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4344 2007-2008 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 28)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4350 2007-2008 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 22)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 46)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI SB 238 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4360 2007-2008 Community College and Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (95 - 14)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 4348 2007-2008 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 45)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 27)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 235 2007-2008 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (101 - 8)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI SB 231 2007-2008 Department of Art, History, and Library Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
Oct. 29, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 235 2007-2008 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 3)
Oct. 23, 2007 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 15)
Oct. 23, 2007 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 39)
Oct. 15, 2007 WI SB 2 Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Oct. 15, 2007 WI SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Failed - House (44 - 53)
Oct. 15, 2007 WI SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Oct. 12, 2007 IL HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - Senate (55 - 1)
Oct. 11, 2007 MA H 4282 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (126 - 18)
Oct. 3, 2007 IL HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - House (92 - 19)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 5194 Income Tax Increase Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 19)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 5198 Consumption Tax on Services Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 19)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI H Sub for S Sub SB 546 Public School Employee Retirement Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI H Sub for S Sub SB 546 Public School Employee Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - House (65 - 44)
Oct. 1, 2007 MI H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - House (56 - 53)
Sept. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 5198 Consumption Tax on Services Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53)
Sept. 30, 2007 MI S Sub for Sub HB 5194 Income Tax Increase Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 52)
Sept. 27, 2007 MA Jones Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 124)
Sept. 27, 2007 MA Koutoujian Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestment to Any State with a History of Genocide Amendment Rejected - House (53 - 101)
Sept. 27, 2007 MA S 2255 State Pension Fund Divestment from Sudan Bill Passed - House (154 - 2)
Sept. 23, 2007 MI Sub SB 237 2007-2008 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
Sept. 23, 2007 MI Sub SB 511 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
Sept. 18, 2007 IL HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Sept. 18, 2007 WI AB 507 2008 Levy Limits Bill Passed - House (52 - 45)
Sept. 18, 2007 WI AB 506 2007-2009 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
Sept. 17, 2007 MI Sub SB 772 2006-2007 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
Aug. 30, 2007 MI Sub SB 689 State Employees' Retirement Act Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Aug. 29, 2007 MO SCS HCS HB 1 Economic Development Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
Aug. 24, 2007 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
Aug. 23, 2007 MI Sub HB 4350 2006-2007 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (59 - 50)
Aug. 23, 2007 MO HCS HB 1 Economic Development Bill Passed - House (129 - 20)
Aug. 23, 2007 MI Sub HB 4351 2007-2008 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (57 - 52)
Aug. 22, 2007 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House (87 - 10)
Aug. 21, 2007 CA SB 77 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 12)
Aug. 10, 2007 IL HB 3866 2007-2008 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 8)
Aug. 10, 2007 IL HB 3866 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 5)
Aug. 9, 2007 IL HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
Aug. 4, 2007 National HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (241 - 172)
July 31, 2007 MA HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
July 26, 2007 MA HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House (145 - 8)
July 23, 2007 NC HB 1269 North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Grant Repeal Bill Passed - House (80 - 28)
July 20, 2007 CA SB 77 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 23)
July 17, 2007 PA HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 79)
July 17, 2007 NC CS HB 1016 County Medicaid Cost Assumption Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
July 16, 2007 PA HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 2)
July 16, 2007 PA HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (140 - 63)
July 16, 2007 PA HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/13 HB 5375 Promise Zones Bill Passed - House (71 - 34)
12/13 SB 981 Mackinac Bridge Funding Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
12/11 SB 176 Compensation for Discharged Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
12/01 HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
12/01 HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 42)
11/29 HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 9)
11/29 HB 2416 Adjusting the Property Tax Cap Bill Passed - House (86 - 8)
11/29 Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
11/29 Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - House (55 - 39)
11/28 SB 307 Regional Transportation Authority Funding Bill Failed - House (57 - 53)
11/20 HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
11/19 HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House (81 - 52)
11/19 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 33)
11/19 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
11/19 HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
11/16 SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13)
11/16 SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
11/13 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (103 - 36)
11/11 AM 1 Standard Deduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 19)
11/11 AM 8 Oil and Gas Production Tax Increase Amendment Adopted - House (26 - 14)
11/11 CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (27 - 13)
11/11 HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (80 - 56)
11/11 HB 2 Tax Reform Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (82 - 55)
11/08 HB 5408 Michigan Business Tax Surcharge Bill Passed - House (58 - 48)
11/08 SB 299 School Tax Credit Formula Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
11/07 Sub SB 838 Amending the Use Tax Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
10/31 SB 232 Department of Human Services Funding Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 16)
10/31 H Sub for Sub SB 240 State Transportation Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (88 - 21)
10/31 SB 232 Department of Human Services Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 50)
10/31 SB 229 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 8)
10/31 SB 229 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 25)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4360 2007-2008 Community College and Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4344 2007-2008 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 3)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 6)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4348 2007-2008 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 3)
10/30 SB 233 2007-2008 State Judiciary Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (102 - 7)
10/30 H Sub for Sub SB 222 2007-2008 Department of Agriculture Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (105 - 4)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4346 2007-2008 Department of Education Funding Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 16)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4359 2007-2008 Public School Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (104 - 5)
10/30 S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 13)
10/29 SB 231 2007-2008 Department of Art, History, and Library Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (102 - 7)
10/29 SB 238 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (95 - 14)
10/29 H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 1)
10/29 S Sub for Sub HB 4344 2007-2008 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 28)
10/29 S Sub for Sub HB 4350 2007-2008 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (87 - 22)
10/29 S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 46)
10/29 SB 238 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
10/29 S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53)
10/29 S Sub for Sub HB 4360 2007-2008 Community College and Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (95 - 14)
10/29 S Sub for Sub HB 4348 2007-2008 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (64 - 45)
10/29 H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 27)
10/29 H Sub for Sub SB 235 2007-2008 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (101 - 8)
10/29 SB 231 2007-2008 Department of Art, History, and Library Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
10/29 H Sub for Sub SB 235 2007-2008 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 3)
10/23 AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 15)
10/23 AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 39)
10/15 SB 2 Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
10/15 SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Failed - House (44 - 53)
10/15 SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
10/12 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - Senate (55 - 1)
10/11 H 4282 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (126 - 18)
10/03 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - House (92 - 19)
10/01 S Sub for Sub HB 5194 Income Tax Increase Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 19)
10/01 S Sub for Sub HB 5198 Consumption Tax on Services Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 19)
10/01 H Sub for S Sub SB 546 Public School Employee Retirement Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
10/01 H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
10/01 H Sub for S Sub SB 546 Public School Employee Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - House (65 - 44)
10/01 H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - House (56 - 53)
9/30 S Sub for Sub HB 5198 Consumption Tax on Services Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 53)
9/30 S Sub for Sub HB 5194 Income Tax Increase Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 52)
9/27 Jones Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 124)
9/27 Koutoujian Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestment to Any State with a History of Genocide Amendment Rejected - House (53 - 101)
9/27 S 2255 State Pension Fund Divestment from Sudan Bill Passed - House (154 - 2)
9/23 Sub SB 237 2007-2008 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
9/23 Sub SB 511 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
9/18 HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
9/18 AB 507 2008 Levy Limits Bill Passed - House (52 - 45)
9/18 AB 506 2007-2009 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
9/17 Sub SB 772 2006-2007 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
8/30 Sub SB 689 State Employees' Retirement Act Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
8/29 SCS HCS HB 1 Economic Development Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
8/24 HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
8/23 Sub HB 4350 2006-2007 Higher Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House (59 - 50)
8/23 HCS HB 1 Economic Development Bill Passed - House (129 - 20)
8/23 Sub HB 4351 2007-2008 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (57 - 52)
8/22 HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House (87 - 10)
8/21 SB 77 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 12)
8/10 HB 3866 2007-2008 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (98 - 8)
8/10 HB 3866 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 5)
8/09 HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
8/04 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (241 - 172)
7/31 HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
7/26 HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Bill Passed - House (145 - 8)
7/23 HB 1269 North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Grant Repeal Bill Passed - House (80 - 28)
7/20 SB 77 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 23)
7/17 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 79)
7/17 CS HB 1016 County Medicaid Cost Assumption Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18)
7/16 HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 2)
7/16 HB 1286 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (140 - 63)
7/16 HB 1590 Public Transportation and Interstate 80 Toll Road Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 19)

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