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Where is coverage of governor’s recall?

May 31, 2012
The Alpena News

To this date of May 22, 2012, I find it hard to believe The Alpena News hasn't done any reporting on the Recall of Michigan's Gov. Richard D. Snyder. Recall Petitions have been circulating since May 5, 2012. Since April 6, 2012, MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show has been reporting on what's going on in Michigan, expressing alarm at the state of Michigan politics, alleging that citizens are being "Stripped" of their voting rights.

Richard D. Snyder, Governor of the State of Michigan is being recalled for the following reasons: Gov. Snyder has abused the children of Michigan. He cut thousands of children off food aid. He robbed $400 million from the School Aid Fund, then slashed school payments. This forced children into crowded classes. Then he signed more laws that privatize services, attack teachers and blame unions. Snyder raised taxes on retirees and low and middle income working people, to make them pay $2 billion a year. At the same time, he gave an 86 percent tax cut, $1.7 billion, to large corporations. Snyder signed Public Act 4 of 2011, the Emergency Manager Law. Snyder used the law to take over cities and school districts. Snyder removed officials elected by the citizens. Snyder's agents broke contracts and sold off public property cheaply to corporations. Richard Snyder has failed to pass a single law that helps Michigan citizens get jobs. He signed a law that cut state unemployment benefits from 26 to 20 weeks, and caused Michigan workers to lose 16 weeks of federal benefits.

If you would like to sing a petition to Recall Governor Snyder, please contact someone in your area.

Dawn Udell




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