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Snyder Eliminates More Jobs

Mar 30, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2011

Snyder Eliminates More Jobs
Snyder Says No Focus on Jobs Until Next Year

LANSING – Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill which will lead to job losses across Michigan. The repeal of item pricing will cost many retail workers their jobs, further halting economic recovery in Michigan.

This is the latest example of the Governor eliminating jobs in Michigan. Earlier this year, Michigan lost movie production jobs to Ohio after the Governor publicly stated he will eliminate Michigan’s film industry tax incentives.

Addressing the media on Tuesday, Governor Snyder told reporters, “Next year, let’s focus on job creation” (Gongwer News Service, 3/29/11).

“Let’s not focus on job creation until next year? Michigan workers need jobs now,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said. “The Governor is out-of-touch with what’s happening in Michigan. We have an unemployment rate of over 10%. The Governor’s focus should be on creating jobs now, not waiting until next year.”

“The repeal of item pricing will only add to the unemployment,” continued Brewer. “The people who have been pricing items to protect consumers will now lose their jobs. This is a job-killing, anti-consumer law. First the Governor cuts unemployment benefits and now he’s eliminating jobs. It’s time for Governor Snyder to start putting people back to work in Michigan instead of putting more people in the unemployment line.”


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