Snyder addresses controversy over Emergency Financial Manager bill
6:39 PM, Mar 10, 2011
8:22 PM, Mar 10, 2011
DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Governor Rick Snyder is talking about the controversy over a new
bill that will affect arbitration with state workers.
In a one on one interview he said the bill would not harm
efforts at collective bargaining in Michigan.
Governor Snyder says no one should expect labor unions to take
over the state capitol in Lansing like teacher and other unions did
in Madison, Wisconsin.
He says he doesn't want to kill collective bargaining. In fact
he is encouraging it as part of his budget proposal
"I want our hard working state employees to help us find a way
to balance the budget," Snyder says.
As for another controversial issue: legislation giving broad
powers to emergency financial managers, Snyder says he expects to
sign a version of it within days. However he insists EFMs will only
be appointed as a last resort when a city is on the verge of
Snyder says Detroit is not the only city in trouble and he's
working closely with Mayor Bing and city council to avert a
Regarding the continuation of incentives for the film industry
the Governor says "as a businessman I know that giving back forty
two cents of every dollar is a bad deal."
However he's hoping the industry will accept a lower return.
He signed legislation at Greenfield Village Thursday to continue
funding the profitable tourism campaign, Pure Michigan.