Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Meanwhile, State Sen. John Pappageorge misses only three roll call votes in 2012.
It was a busy year for the now former State Rep. Chuck Moss, who posted a perfect voting record during his last year with the Michigan State House of Representatives. According to the non-partisan vote-tracking website, www.michiganvotes.org — which compiles the voting histories of lawmakers in the Michigan House and Senate the Birmingham politician missed none of the House's 904 roll call votes in 2012. This is the second year in a row that Moss has posted a perfect record, missing no votes in 2011 as well. In 2013, Moss's seat in the State House will be taken by former Bloomfield Hills Commissioner Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills), who defeated Democrat Dortian Coston during the November general elections. After six years in the State…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Legislation passed last week in the Michigan House and Senate could reach Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature Tuesday.
Demonstrators took to the Capitol steps Monday in Lansing to sound off on right-to-work legislation that is poised to become law after Gov. Rick Snyder did an abrupt about-face on the issue last week and a series of related bills passed in the House and Senate. Larger protests are expected Tuesday when the legislation could reach Snyder's desk for his signature. Patch will be live-blogging from Lansing as the situation develops. Looking for a primer on the bills and what they really mean? Read on for a description of each bill and to find out how lawmakers representing Birmingham voted. The legislation that would make Michigan a "right-to-work" state was passed 58 to 52 in the House on Dec. 6, according to michiganvotes.org. The bill would…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The fifth annual event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, where participants will have the opportunity win Meijer gifts cards, get flu shots, enjoy a free lunch and more.
The fifth annual Southeast Oakland County Senior Salute will be held Oct. 1 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, where participants will have the opportunity win Meijer gifts cards, get flu shots and enjoy a free lunch. Sen. John Pappageorge, R-Troy, and Reps. Chuck Moss, R–Birmingham, and Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, and the nonprofit Southeast Oakland Community Fund organized the event that runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "The Southeast Oakland County Senior Salute continues to grow every year because it's a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends and enjoy a good meal. The best part is, the salute is free of charge," said Pappageorge, who represents Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Madison Heights, …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham), who currently represents Birmingham and the 40th District in the State House of Representatives, sends congratulations to Republican nominee for winning August primary.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This letter was received by Birmingham Patch Editor Laura Houser. Congratulations to Mike McCready on his 40th House GOP primary victory. Mike ran a good, classy campaign and I’m proud to endorse and support him. Our district would be well served with him as State Representative. Chuck Moss State Representative 40th District For questions and clarifications, please leave a comment below or contact editor Laura Houser at email@example.com or 248-534-9780.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Newly hired Michigan public school employees would pay more for their pensions and lose state-funded health care during retirement under a bill headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for approval.
Newly-hired public school employees in Michigan would pay more for their pensions and lose state-funded health care in retirement under a new bill headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for approval. Sponsors of Senate Bill 1040, which was approved last Wednesday in the Republican-controlled Michigan House, said it will save school districts an estimated $300 million annually and trim $15 billion in legacy debt, according to The Detroit News. The bill, which reforms the Michigan Public Schools Employees' Retirement System (MPSERS), eliminates long-term pension and health care liability for Michigan's public schools. MPSERS, a statewide defined-benefit plan for employees, has liabilities currently totalling more than $48 billion — all of which schools …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Two rivals and editorial question County Commissioner Potts' co-hosting role.
The first campaign issue has flared in a three-way Republican primary campaign for the 40th State House District seat. Robert Lawrence and David Wolkinson say it's improper for their rival, David Potts, to continue as co-host of a local cable TV public affairs show. Potts and state Rep. Chuck Moss host Eye on Oakland, a half-hour studio discussion that airs two to four times a month on Bloomfield Community Television. They and guests discuss issues such as the state budget, education, road maintenance, Michigan's gasoline tax and economic development. "The show focuses on political decisions and their impact on local and state-level constituents," notes Lawrence in an email response to questions from Patch. "Setting aside his co-hosting …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
With the redistricting battle behind him, the Oakland County Commissioner says he’s ready for Lansing and plans to spend $100,000 of his own money in his campaign.
It’s a pattern Birmingham and Bloomfield voters have seen before. With term limits looming for longtime state Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham), Oakland County Commissioner David Potts hopes to follow in footsteps of his predecessor into the Michigan House of Representatives in November, concluding his career in public service. “This will be it for me,” the three-term incumbent said in his Birmingham law office last week. “I have thought about and planned on doing this for a while, and now is really the best time.” As Moss eyes the opportunity to make a name for himself in state Senate and with Oakland County commissioner districts shrinking, Potts acknowledged this could be his best and only chance to serve in Lansing. Potts formally …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Chuck Moss did not miss one of the State House's 619 votes in 2011, according to a nonpartisan vote-tracking website.
State Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham) can add perfect attendence to his 2011 accomplishments — or, at least, a perfect voting record. The nonpartisan vote-tracking website michiganvotes.org — which compiles the voting histories of lawmakers in the Michigan House and Senate — noted that Moss did not miss one of the House's 619 votes in 2011. "It's not only a great honor to represent local residents at the Capitol, it's a tremendous responsibility that I take very seriously,” Moss said in a press release. "There's a lot at stake here, and I need to be on the House floor every session to provide leadership and vote on the issues." Moss represents Michigan’s 40th District, which includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
With his third term coming to an end in 2012, the Birmingham-based chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee said he may run for state Sen. John Pappageorge's seat in 2014.
Birmingham resident Chuck Moss may have another year left in his third term as a Michigan state representative, but he’s already looking ahead to what could be next: a seat in the state Senate. “I think I’ve done a pretty good job in Lansing,” said Moss (R-Birmingham), who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to the seat in 2012. Moss said he is considering running for the seat held by state Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy), who is also term-limited and must give up his Senate seat in 2014. Moss represents Michigan’s 40th District, which includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake Village. State representatives are elected for two-year terms and limited to three terms. …