Thursday, August 31, 2017

Schuette Proxy Refuses To Vote Against Millions In Planned Parenthood Grants At SAB Meeting

By Brandon Hall
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A representative for Attorney General Bill Schuette recently refused to vote against millions of dollars in grants for Planned Parenthood at a State Administrative Board meeting earlier this month.

The vote was surprising given Mr. Schuette's pro life views. The representative for Lt. Gov. Brian Calley voted against the grants. 

According to MIRS:

"A representative for Attorney General Bill Schuette chose to abstain from items on the State Administrative Board (SAB) meeting agenda...

There were $6.4 million in new grants proposed for Planned Parenthood, as well as a proposed $536,000 increase to an existing grant up for approval. Despite the abstention, those items and all other ones still gained SAB approval."

The "Michigan Pro Life" Facebook page expressed their disappointment in the vote.

"The pass-through money does not go toward abortion services. They are for family planning services and teenage pregnancy prevention programs...However, it is a shell game that allows them to spend other monies on abortion."

The State Administrative Board includes representatives for the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Transportation Director, and State Superintendent.
Though the state administers the money, it is not part of the Michigan budget, rather, it's federal funds that are used.
The vote was a reversal from the past: Schuette's office had previously voted against similar grants in December of 2015.
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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1 comment:

  1. none of the above still looks best for the republican governor nomination