press release

News from Progress Michigan 

December 9, 2014

Contact: Sam Inglot,

HB5977: Corporate Greed Over Local Control

LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan Competitiveness Committee passing out HB5977:

“This bill is the ultimate slap in the face to local communities and hardworking families,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “The only people supportive of this bill are the corporate CEOs who stand to benefit from local governments who have their hands tied by the state. It seems very hypocritical that the party that claims to adore local control would pass unprecedented legislation interfering with it. Without the flexibility to ensure that workers are treated fairly and properly compensated, corporations can run roughshod over local communities.”


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