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Shedding No Light on Bulb Issue
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/26/2011 | Jack Spencer

Posted on 07/27/2011 8:51:13 AM PDT by MichCapCon

Gov. Rick Snyder is keeping everyone in the dark as to where he stands on trying to help Michigan escape the upcoming federal ban on incandescent light bulbs. Legislation aimed at letting Michigan sidestep the ban has been introduced in the state Legislature. However, Snyder has remained mum as to whether he'd sign it or not. In his first seven months in office, Snyder has shown himself to be a pro-free-market fiscal conservative in some ways, but the jury remains out regarding the governor's position on enviro-mandates such as the light bulb ban.

Any of several possibilities could explain Snyder's silence on the bulb issue. It could simply signal that he'd oppose it. It might also mean that he plans on timing an announcement of his position at a specific event in the future, or that he just hasn't made up his mind.

Meanwhile, the Legislature is expected to take up the issue soon.

“We're meeting this week in Lansing to plan out a schedule for after we return in the fall,” said Rep. Kenneth Horn, R-Frankenmuth, Chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee. “I expect to be taking it (the light bulb bill) up within the first five weeks.”

(Excerpt) Read more at michigancapitolconfidential.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: lightbulbs

1 posted on 07/27/2011 8:51:21 AM PDT by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon

Snider has apparently decided to studiously stay away from national issues.


2 posted on 07/27/2011 8:55:46 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MichCapCon

Good to see this Michigan action...

Updates on current 7 state repeal bills (legislated Texas)
and Canada Gov ban delay proposal
http://ceolas.net/#li01inx
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3 posted on 07/27/2011 4:31:00 PM PDT by lighthouse10
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