FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from Progress Michigan
Monday, May 13, 2013
Contact: Jessica Tramontana, (517) 974-6302, firstname.lastname@example.org
LANSING – Today citizens’ watchdog group Progress Michigan called on Gov. Rick Snyder to tap emergency funding from the state’s +$500 million rainy day fund to re-open the Buena Vista school district. The district has been closed for one full week due to financial mismanagement by local officials and state budget cuts approved by Gov. Snyder and Lansing Republicans.
“The state has a rainy day fund to help citizens during fiscal emergencies, not to impress big bankers on Wall Street,” said Jessica Tramontana, Communications Director of Progress Michigan. “For the children and parents in Buena Vista who have missed a week of class, it’s raining right now. These students have a constitutional right to attend public school, and they shouldn’t have to suffer while Lansing politicians point fingers. Instead of playing political games, it’s time for Gov. Snyder to demonstrate real leadership by tapping the rainy day fund to re-open the Buena Vista School District immediately. Our elected leaders need to put students first.”