|Michigan Senate District 38|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
January 1, 2011
Before becoming a Senator, Prusi served in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 109th District from 1995 to 2000.
Prusi attended college at Lansing Community College and Northern Michigan University. Prusi is a retired Iron Ore Miner.
Key votes of 2009-2010
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- Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
- Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
- Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
- Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
- Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
- Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
- Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
- Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
- Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
- Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
- Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
- Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
- Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
Prusi served on these committees:
- Government Operations and Reform (Minority Vice Chair)
- Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Recreation (Minority Vice Chair).
Prusi represented Michigan Senate District 38. District 38 includes a majority of Michigan's Upper Penisula including Iron Mountain, Escanaba, and Menomoniee along with Michigan Tech University in Houghton.
Prusi was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.
Prusi raised $135,233 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 38|
|Mike Prusi (D)||66,307|
|Pete Mackin (R)||27,974|
In 2006 Mike Prusi collected $135,233 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Michigan Auto Workers Region V||$7,150|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$7,000|
|Michigan Association of Health Plans||$6,350|
|Michigan education Association||$5,800|
Mike is married to Sandy Prusi. They have two children and reside in Ishpeming, Michigan.
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Voting record from Michigan Votes
- Michael Prusi entry on Political Graveyard
- List of 2010 state legislative candidates in Michigan
- "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees
- "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Election Results - General Election - November 07, 2006," accessed May 30, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Prusi's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2006 contributors to Mike Prusi
|Michigan State Senate District 38
2003–January 1, 2011
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