Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hey House Republicans. It's 2008.

Talk about overkill. Meekhof is a Republican from HD89. He thinks that the domestic partners of state employees shouldn't get benefits.

"Michigan is struggling through tough economic times these days and we can't afford to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on unnecessary benefits," state Rep. Arlan Meekhof, R, Olive Township, said in a news release.

The release said the budget amendment failed on a "strict party-line" vote Thursday. One problem. State employees do not get domestic partner benefits and never did, said Megan Brown, a spokeswoman for Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

Seems Arlan forgot that it's illegal immigrants that automatically get added to every piece of legislation going through the House this year. Doh!