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News from Progress Michigan
October 29, 2013
Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, email@example.com
Progress Michigan Calls Out Governor For Failing to Protect Detroit Pensioners
DETROIT — It was revealed by Gov. Rick Snyder at yesterday’s Detroit bankruptcy hearing that he knew he had the power to make Detroit’s bankruptcy filing contingent on protecting pensions — but he chose not to do it, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Gov. Rick Snyder admitted yesterday that he callously ignored protecting Detroit pensioners. For a governor whose M.O. is toppling democratic institutions with emergency managers, failing to protect retired workers should come as no surprise,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Whether they’re working or retired, Gov. Snyder doesn’t care about Michigan’s workers. He is simply another right-wing politician who is working to increase corporate bottom lines.”