What does Gov. Snyder's budget mean to you? Town hall meeting to address question
State Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, will host a budget town hall meeting March 21 to give residents an answer to the question: “What does Gov. Snyder's budget mean to you?
The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College.
It's expected to feature a presentation outlining the impact of state budget cuts on the business community, working families, schools, seniors and local communities.
Also on the agenda is a panel discussion with various local representatives and a question-and-answer session at which people can raise individual concerns.
Representatives on the panel include:
- Dedrick Martin, superintendent of Ypsilanti Public Schools
- Paul Schreiber, mayor of Ypsilanti
- Howard Bunsis, Eastern Michigan University professor and chairman of the American Association of University Professors Collective Bargaining Congress
To close a $1.4 billion state deficit and finance $1.8 billion in business tax cuts, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed deep cuts that impact schools, universities, cities, townships, counties, senior citizens and low-income wage earners, among other groups. He talked about his rationale for those cuts in a speech Thursday at Washtenaw Community College.
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