News from Progress Michigan

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
CONTACT: Zack Pohl,, 517-980-6190

Citizens charged $25 to see Snyder speak at special interest functions

LANSING – Ahead of Gov. Rick Snyder’s “virtual town hall” tonight, citizens watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling on the governor to start hosting public, in-person town hall meetings.

“Gov. Snyder needs to remember that he works for the people, not the special interests,” said Zack Pohl, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “Instead of hiding behind a computer monitor and answering pre-screened questions, it’s time for Gov. Snyder to start hosting public town hall meetings and answer tough questions in person. Taxpayers shouldn’t have to shell out $25 to see their governor speak. The people of Michigan deserve better.”

Last week, Gov. Snyder spoke at two Chamber of Commerce luncheons in Brighton and Midland. Both events charged a fee of $25 to attend.


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