Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dinner, Detroit and Debt

Tuesday we came to session at 1:30 to enjoy another delicious "first bill" DINNER provided by one of our colleagues. Kudos to his wife who spent three days preparing it. It was truly a delicious homemade meal. While we enjoyed the food in our seats on the House floor, we were treated to some lovely chamber music by a quartet from the DETROIT Symphony. After that, we did vote on one bill. It was final passage of House Bill 4850, which authorizes additional borrowing of $415 million (from the bank) and creating a DEBT (for our children) of about $990 million to be paid back over the next 20 years (by our children, assuming they don't leave the state to look for work.)

So, all in all, a pretty good day!

P.S. To learn more about the debt we saddled all of you with, please go to On the front page, type in HB4850 and you will see a complete update on the bill.

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