At the same time the governor is taking $900 million AWAY from the State School Aid Fund (meant for K-12 Education), he is proposing tax cuts for businesses that would cut $1.8 BILLION in tax revenue. Essentially he is giving School money to businesses!
Is that your wish? It was NOT the wish of the voters! However, his proposed CUTS TO EDUCATION WOULD NOT NEED TO TAKE PLACE if it weren't for his almost TWO BILLION DOLLAR TAX cut to Michigan businesses. Having high quality public schools is not a partisan issue. High quality public education is a necessity for every citizen, and should be the priority of all citizens.
MEA members are urged to immediately contact your state representatives and senators about the proposed budget.
A suggested letter:
Dear State Legislator,
In 1972 citizens of Michigan approved the Michigan Lottery, and in 994 they approved Proposal A to insure that funding for education was protected.
Now our schools stand to have anywhere from $700 and $1000 less in funding per student due to the actions of our Governor! Raiding the school aid fund, while giving businesses almost $2 Billion dollars, totally disregards the wishes of the voters who determined funding for schools in the elections of 1972 and 1994.
You must honor the wishes of the public sector by not allowing the raid on the School State Aid Fund to the benefit of Michigan businesses!
Please be sure to use your HOME EMAILS and/or CELL or HOME PHONES!
State Senator Mike Kowall R-White Lake Twp.
State Representative D -Vicki Barnett
Phone: 517-373-1793 Fax: 517-373-8501
State Representative D -Lisa Brown
Phone: 517-373-1799Fax: 517-373-8361
State Representative R -Hugh Crawford
Phone: 517-373-0827Fax: 517-373-5873
State Representative R -Eileen Kowall
Phone: 517-373-2616 Fax: 517-373-5843