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Tue April 24, 2012
Gov. Snyder set to hold online town hall tomorrow afternoon
Governor Rick Snyder is scheduled to hold an online town hall meeting tomorrow afternoon at 12:15 p.m. The Associated Press reports:
The event will be streamed live at www.livestream.com/snyderlive . Questions can be submitted by calling 517-335-7858, posting a question at www.michigan.gov/townhall or sending a Twitter message to (at)onetoughnerd using the hashtag (hash)AskGovSnyder. Snyder spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher says the Republican governor will host the town hall meeting for about 45 minutes.
The Governor last held a town hall meeting in March to discuss Detroit's financial crisis. Meanwhile, in a speech to business leaders yesterday, the Governor said that he wants to see a stronger sense of urgency for action in Detroit. Rick Pluta reports:
Snyder’s vision includes Detroit being a manufacturing center that exports goods across the world; and a welcoming place for immigrants. He said the city also needs to reverse the trend of young families fleeing the city. Snyder said the two groups that left Detroit in the greatest numbers over the past decade were adults aged 25 to 29, and children between five and nine. The governor said progress is being made, but he wants to see a greater sense of urgency. The governor said municipal bankruptcy is still not out of the question for Detroit.