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Old May 22nd, 2010, 06:10 AM   #41
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Great letter - respectful and to the point.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:40 PM   #42
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I don't normally participate in the politics of offroading, but I did a simple email. Hope it helps.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #43
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Was that Geoff Hansen that was spoken to?
I know his kid.
calls also made tonight.
Great work fellas.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #44
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Yep, sure is!

His Dad is a TREMENDOUS suppoerter of 4x4 recreation!
I hope all of us "westsiders" reelect him as our Senator in 2010!

"Hansen for State Senate"!
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Old May 25th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #45
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His kid is a big ugly bastard. lol
I cleaned with all of them 2 years ago at the clean up.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #46
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[QUOTE=SHARPMACHINE;2235398]I sent a short sweet e-mail =
Hello,

I am an educated, hard working, voting tax payer who lives in Michigan. My family and many of my friends support bills = 6159, 6160, 6161, and 6162. Please represent me, my family and friends in Michigan, by helping these bills get passed. I do not want to have to travel to another state to spend my money and enjoy the outdoors. Although some people will object to the cost of the $30 annual permit, I feel it is well worth the cost to have and maintain trails close to home.

Thanks,

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Good letter, just did the copy and paste and sent it off. I did add a short sentence addressing the $30 increase, it's well worth it to me.

Thanks Pat for all the hard work!
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Old May 26th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #47
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Jason,

Thanks so much for your email. I'm still studying the pros and cons of these bills and listening to testimony in committee. I know they will open more state land, which I support, but also include a new fee system that I want to make sure is warranted and fair. I have these and other concerns that I hope will be addressed in committee as we continue to review the bills.

I also understand that the DNR does not support the bills without some changes, and because that will impact some member's decisions, the sponsor is working to find middle ground. Again, I appreciate having your support for the bills and will have it in mind in the days ahead.

Sincerely,

Kenneth B. Horn
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Old May 27th, 2010, 08:38 AM   #48
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Rep Horn was one of the more active respondents when I sent my letters - he and I exchnaged several e-mails, seems like a reasonable guy. Unfortunately my State Rep, who also sits on the committee, was content to send a nice generic "Thank you for your recent correspondence" letter from a staffer. I got a more meaningful response from the office of the Rep who passed away in December.....
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