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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quote of the Day

State Senator Gretchen Whitmer explains why there is an alleged crisis in Michigan. Read the entire Detroit Free Press online commentary here.

"To be clear, before Snyder proposed taking $895 million out of the School Aid Fund, there was no school funding crisis in Michigan. In fact, there was a surplus, making what we are now faced with a crisis of choice — not of necessity.
This all starts with the Governor proposing a $1.8 billion tax break for businesses. I support thoughtful business tax policy to spur growth and job creation, but this overreach exceeds any relief that even business groups like the Business Leaders for Michigan have advocated. Furthermore, it lacks any evidence it will create jobs or Michigan investment, as admitted recently by the Governor himself. For a man who likes to talk about metrics and measurements, this casual approach to tax breaks should concern us all."

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