State Rep. Peter MacGregor recently brought a little bit of Rockford to Lansing by handing out Polly’s Passions chocolates to fellow lawmakers during House session. Standing tradition by members of both political parties in the state Capitol is to recognize their first bill passage by treating their colleagues to lunch or sharing a small gift.
MacGregor chose to bring candy from Rockford’s own Polly’s Passions made by Polly VonEschen. Polly has been making candy in West Michigan for years and MacGregor was pleased to share the famous taste from Rockford with his colleagues.
“Polly’s Passions Chocolates is the best tasting candy in West Michigan and I was pleased to be able to share some these treats with my House colleagues,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford.
MacGregor’s legislation, House Bill 5146, now Public Act 299 of 2012, ended the double-taxation that some Michigan manufacturers were being charged.
“Making Michigan a better place to do business is what will help our economy grow and recover and double-taxation on manufacturers was a step backward in our progress,” MacGregor said. “Cutting red tape and making Michigan a great place to live and work remain priorities of mine and I’m pleased to have Gov. Snyder’s support on this issue.”