Monday 10 Sep 2012, at a town hall meeting in Alpena's American Legion building there was an AARP meeting with incumbent Rep. Peter Pettalia and Ken Hubbard, who is running for the same seat for the 106 as a Democrat. One of the issues brought up was the fact that Peter Pettalia representing the Republicans voted for cutting $1 billion from schools to pay for a massive tax break for corporate buddies on top of the tax abatements they always demand. He stated companies need better educated young people but did not vote to replace the $1 billion that the Federal government could no longer afford to give the state. With this type of perception our kids that deserve a world-class education will not receive it. I commend Ken Hubbard for supporting full funding for our local schools, kids, and their teachers.