Record Low Number of No-Shows For Michigan Legislature Votes
The conservative Mackinac Center is putting out some good news, saying legislators from both sides showed up in record number for roll call votes
"Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 state representatives set a record in 2019 by missing a combined 768 roll call votes according to the Missed Votes Report compiled by Jack McHugh, editor of MichiganVotes.org." according to a release by the Mackinac Center.
The two legislators who missed the most votes had good excuses. Democrat Adam Holler from Detroit was away for military duty, and Democrat Stefanie Chang was on maternity leave.
Rep. Larry Inman, R-Traverse City, missed the most votes. He missed 124 votes as he was being indicted, prosecuted, tried and ultimately cleared in federal court of bribery charges brought by the FBI. He was followed on the list by Rep. Sheldon Neeley, D-Flint, who missed 74 votes while running for mayor of the city.