Michigan Democratic Congressman Gary Peters is partnering with the non-partisan Concord Coalition to present a town hall forum tonight.
Peters and the Coalition will lay out some facts and details of the federal government’s revenue and expenses, and then people will break into groups to talk about how to balance the budget. Michigan Radio's Jennifer White sat down with Peters to get more on the forum.
Democratic and Republican leaders are locked in an ongoing struggle over the federal budget.
Congressman Peters says:
"We’ve got a standoff in Washington. People aren’t working together. There are a lot of special interests involved pulling and tugging there."
The goal of the forum is to introduce some non-partisan, common-sense problem solving in to the mix, according to Peters.
"The budget is basically a reflection of the priorities that we have as a country, and those priorities have to come from our residents."
Peters says he plans to take any viable budget ideas that come out of the workshop to Washington.
-Cade Sperlich, Michigan Radio Newsroom
The Budget Workshop with Representative Gary Peters and the Concord Coalition
Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM; Doors open at 6:30 PM
Where: Berkley High School Collaborative Center
Address: 2325 Catalpa Drive, Berkley, MI