Want to know how your lawmakers vote on important bills? Check out Michigan LCV’s Accountability Suite

Want to know how your lawmakers vote on important bills? Check out Michigan LCV’s Accountability Suite

Your one-stop accountability shop 

Electing and supporting pro-conservation, pro-democracy lawmakers is a pillar of Michigan LCV’s work to safeguard our air, land and water. But the work doesn’t stop when our elected champions take office – we hold our lawmakers in Lansing accountable for how they vote on key environmental, regulatory, and democracy legislation. 

Michigan LCV’s Accountability Suite is your one-stop-shop for all things accountability. We track and score actions from the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and the state legislature. You can use this free tool to find your lawmakers and keep tabs on how they are voting on bills that impact our environment and voting rights.  

Ahead of the fall legislative session, we have new scores for four recent packages of legislation from this summer for you to check out. The four scored bills – ranging from solar energy tax payments to the implementation of Proposal 2 to expand voting rights – provide insight into how your lawmakers are voting on issues that matter most to you. Here’s a quick look at the four pro-environment bills we have recently scored: 

House Bills 4317-4318 – Solar Payment In Lieu of Taxes: These bills would allow local governments to create special tax districts for utility scale solar energy projects. Siting of utility-scale renewable energy is an important part of the clean energy transition. Building local support and buy-in through the financial structures offered in Solar PILT legislation and the IRA will, over time, increase support for these large-scale projects while leveling the playing field for local governments. See how your lawmaker voted → 

Senate Bill 14 – Repeal of “No Stricter Than Federal”: This bill repealed Public Act 602 of 2018, Michigan’s “No Stricter Than Federal” law that barred state agencies from adopting environmental protections stronger than federal standards. The passage of Senate Bill 14 empowers Michigan to make its own decisions on environmental regulations that impact our air, land and water. See how your lawmaker voted → 

Senate Bills 302-303 – Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy: These bills will expand Michigan’s current Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE) statute, which funds energy efficiency, water conservation and clean energy projects at commercial properties. The expanded CPACE statute will include climate resiliency projects, water infrastructure upgrades, and multi-family apartments, increasing availability of energy efficiency and environmental benefits. See how your lawmaker voted → 

Senate Bills 339, 367, 370, 373 – Proposal 2 Voting Bills: This bill package implements the tenants of Proposal 2, the pro-voter, pro-democracy ballot initiative passed by Michigan voters in 2022. The bills help implement a new absentee ballot tracking system (SB 339), establish nine days of early in-person voting (SB 367), prepaid postage for absentee ballots (SB 370), and expand voter ID requirements to include more options (SB 373). See how your lawmaker voter → 

Following the inner workings of politics and state government can be tricky, but we’re here to help. As lawmakers return to Lansing to finish the legislative session, we will be tracking and scoring all of the bills that might have an impact on our air, land and water, clean energy and climate action, our health, and our democracy.  From bill breakdowns to meaningful policy analysis, the Michigan LCV Accountability Suite is the best place to find the information you need to know – how your lawmakers represent you in Lansing on the issues that matter most. 

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