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News from Progress Michigan

November 5, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Progress Michigan Statement on Schuette Bailout

House Appropriations forced to transfer money to pay for Schuette’s failure in marriage equality case

MICHIGAN — This week, the House Appropriations Committee voted on Legislative Transfer Request 2015-8 to transfer funds to Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office to pay for his failure in the marriage equality case. Schuette’s fight against equality cost Michigan taxpayers $2 million in legal fees.

“Despite calling himself a fiscal conservative, Bill Schuette went to the legislature to ask for a bailout for his own failure before the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Today’s vote is further proof that Attorney General Bill Schuette expects Michigan taxpayers to foot the bill for his quixotic crusades against the people of Michigan. Rather than stand on the side of equality with Michigan families, Schuette chose the path of discrimination and intolerance and now everyone has to pay for his political gamesmanship.”


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