Wednesday, January 6, 2016

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons Altered The Deal: Pray She Doesn't Alter It Any Further

By Brandon Hall
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Ambitious State Rep. Lisa Posthumous Lyons wants to be Kent County Clerk and then Secretary of State.
She also happens to be the one who transformed an 11 page election bill, SB 571, into the 50 page "Nightmare Before Christmas" at the last minute. Gov. Snyder signed that into law today.
Legislators were blindsided, only given 15 minutes to read the changes, meaning they had less than 30 seconds to analyze each page of new law! (In the Senate, Majority Leader Meekhof had Senators on lockdown under threat of arrest.)
Some even regretted voting for the bill and asked Governor Snyder to veto it...
Lyons should be ashamed of herself for this 11th hour change, but whether it will hurt her political career in any meaningful way remains to be seen. Don't count on it, but stranger things have happened... 

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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