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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Matt Bach
Governor Provides "Citizen's Guide" Tools to Local Governments
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Feb. 7, 2011) - On Jan. 31, Governor Rick Snyder released his "2011 Citizen's Guide to Michigan's Financial Health," touted as an easy-to-understand look at Michigan's financial situation.
The Michigan Department of Treasury had asked us to send this out as an information item to our members, along with a pair of tools they developed for local units of government to create similar reports. Our members can do as much or as little with it as they like. But we did feel because it was a tool that was “out there” that we would show good faith with the state and pass it along.
We're aware that some members have raised issues about the tools, including concerns that it automatically calculates the "difference" between public and private sector benefits. Please note we are working with the governor’s office on these concerns.
We've attached a link to the tools here:
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