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Mon February 21, 2011
Snyder seeks allies in budget fight
Governor Rick Snyder is looking for allies in his fight for deep state spending cuts. The governor received a warm reception at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon today in Kalamazoo.
Governor Snyder spoke to an audience that largely backed his candidacy last year and is very receptive to his budget plans that call for revising d Text - 16 lines]the state's business tax and deep cuts in spending. But many are also concerned some the governor's plans might hit close to home.
Snyder urged the business leaders to accept part of the sacrifice.
"The only way we are going to do this is talk together and help those people who think they didn't get a fair shake or that they're being disadvantaged when they probably were not."
Labor unions and social service groups worry that the poor, children and others might pay a bigger price under the governor's budget plan. Snyder says the state must address its billion and a half budget deficit now and now just kick it down the road.