"Using kids as a tool to get a tax increase is about as dirty as it gets"
That's what Mike Bishop said to a reporter referring to Governor Granholm's political scheme to drum up support for another tax increase, or as she refers to, more revenue. She came to Rochester, MI, which is in Bishop's backyard to find support from local school officials for her drive to increase taxes once again. A crowd of rougly 150 gathered outside the Rochester School Admin building protesting with signs and flags. Closed door Granholm meeting attracts crowd: http://tinyurl.com/ Not even Oakland County Prosecutor Brooks Patterson was allowed in. "The governor has created a crisis by vetoing line items dealing with education and now she’s here today — and not only here, she was in Livonia, Grand Rapids and all over the state — saying, ‘Look, I had no choice so call your legislators,’ ” Patterson said, per the Oakland Press. “She wants people to call their legislators and raise taxes.” http://tinyurl.com/yzsfjlu
The crowd ouside, however, does not agree with the governor, one of the more original signs said: Not another penny, Jenny.
Mike Reno, a board trustee for the Rochester Community Schools, shared some great insights with the Detroit News why schools often don't budget wisely. http://tinyurl.com/yg4d59k