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Michigan Prosperity Agenda: Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget and what it means for Michigan
Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan
Dan explains what this month's show is about. Length: 1:19.
Eric is the President of AARP Michigan and an attorney and partner at the Varnum LLP law firm as well as having extensive experience in state government and advocacy. He will discuss the impact of the state budget on Michigan’s senior population and the communities they live in.
Scheidewind discusses how the governor’s budget plan would result in Michigan residents paying more taxes for worse services, which is something his organization won’t accept. Length: 12:19
Mayor William Wild
William Wild is the Mayor of the city of Westland, the 10th largest municipality in the state of Michigan boasting more than 86,000 residents. He will discuss the impact of reductions in state funding on his community and steps they will make to deal with continued lower funding levels in the future.
Mayor Wild explains what his community has already been doing to “right-size” itself by bringing expenses in line with revenues. The work includes reducing staff while trying to maintain services residents want and deserve. Length: 10:46
Michael is the executive director of the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan, the coordinating body for the state’s 15 public universities. He will discuss the proposed $300 million cut to state universities and how they will operate after many years of reduced funding.
Boulus explains that two the areas cut the most in recent years are revenue sharing to cities and higher education dollars. Length: 11:25