Governor's Budget

You will find a backgrounder on Gov. Snyder's budget, talking points and things you can do with this information.

Middle class no winner in budget agreement

Gov. Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy, and House Speaker Jase Bolger reached a target budget agreement that looks more like an election year promotion to win votes rather than a sincere attempt to repair the damage tax breaks to corporate CEOs have done to public education and the middle class. 

 

Backgrounder - Snyder’s budget proposal: ‘Shared sacrifice?’

Gov. Rick Snyder presented his $47 billion budget proposal for 2012 that includes historic cuts for public education.

The plan calls for a 4.1 percent cut to K-12 funding—or $470 less per pupil – and a 15 percent reduction for higher education. It also would tax private and public pensions. Meanwhile, Snyder wants to give hefty tax breaks for business and other special interests.

Talking Points - Snyder’s budget proposal: ‘Shared sacrifice?’

Talking Points

Sample letters to the editor - Snyder's Budget Proposal

Dear Editor:
It’s a shame that Gov. Snyder’s idea of a “shared sacrifice” is slashing education funding while continuing tax breaks for big business. When will politicians in Lansing stop trying to balance the budget on the backs of our children? These drastic cuts to public education will mean larger class sizes and less individual attention for students. That doesn’t sound like a “shared sacrifice” to me.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME, JOB TITLE AND CONTACT INFORMATION)

5 Things to Do With This Information - Snyder's Budget Proposal

5 THINGS TO DO WITH THIS INFORMATION