Statement from Progress Michigan Executive Director Zack Pohl on the $1.3 million tab from inflated police presence at Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from Progress Michigan

Monday, January 28, 2012
Contact: Jessica Tramontana, 517.974.6302, jessica@progressmichigan.org

LANSING – Michigan taxpayers are being forced to foot a $1.3 million bill to pay for an inflated and unnecessary State Police presence at the State Capitol during passage of so-called “Right to Work” legislation. Today citizens watchdog group Progress Michigan issued the following statement in response:

“Republican politicians were too afraid to face the people of Michigan during the lame duck session, so they forced police officers to take the heat. Now taxpayers are getting stuck with the bill,” said Zack Pohl, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “It’s clear politicians like Rick Snyder knew they were siding with big corporate CEOs instead of Michigan’s middle class when an estimated 12,000 people came to speak out against this unpopular and divisive legislation. Instead of pushing through legislation that undermines the rights of middle class families, lawmakers should be creating good paying jobs and investing in education.”

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