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Friday was a bad day for Michigan House Rep. Gary Glenn, representing the Midland area.
On Thursday he introduced a new bill, HB4965. In the late morning hours on Friday, Shane G. Trejo of RightMI.com wrote about the bill and its anti-conservative nature. At 1 pm I wrote about the bill and how it would create a contradiction in law, effectively making it either unpassable, unenforceable, or both.
The bill’s proposal is this:
THE STATE TREASURER SHALL WITHHOLD ALL OR ANY PART OF ANY PAYMENT THAT A CITY, VILLAGE, TOWNSHIP, OR COUNTY IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE UNDER THIS ACT IF THE CITY, VILLAGE, TOWNSHIP, OR COUNTY ADOPTS A MEDICAL MARIHUANA ORDINANCE.
I challenged this bill’s introduction as a shining example of law enforcement using the Michigan legislature like a well-trained drug dog. The bill’s effect would be to neutralize the new medical marijuana business program (MMFLA) being rolled out by the Michigan government this year, and the next. “If Glenn’s misguided and hopefully-regretted bill were to pass, NO businesses could apply for the MMFLA.”
Trejo called Glenn out as a “a sell-out politician desperate to kiss up to Attorney General Bill Schuette…” Our current Attorney General was labeled by Trejo as a “scum-sucking stooge” who acts as “Dick Snyder’s top henchman,” a reference to current Michigan governor Rick Snyder.
And I was worried that saying “Idiot” was being too harsh!
At approx. 4:20 PM on Friday, Trejo’s website carried an update from a RightMi.com staffer who added this comment:
Representative Glenn reached out to RightMi.Com upon realizing the legislation he introduced is NOT what he had intended.
Glenn asserts that Mr Trejo is absolutely correct in his analysis, and that the legislation is a very significant distortion of what he instructed staff to do. Further he is working