Lansing Democrats Urging Governor To Fund Programs In Address
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Democratic leaders in Lansing say they would like to see the Republican Governor Rick Snyder call for in his Stae of the State Address tonight.
The Democratic leader in the Senate, Gretchen Whitmer, says she would like Snyder to make a real commitment to schools.
She says the governor cut $2 billion from public education over his first three years in office with damaging results.
Whitmer says she wants to see more than lip service paid to Michigan’s kids and educators.
The House Democratic leader Tim Greimel wants to boost the minimum wage to nine dollars an hour.
And with a budget surplus projected, Democrats would like to see some of that money returned to retirees whose pensions began being taxed in 2011.