Teachers, Unions Protest Snyder In Lansing 4-13-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Teachers, Unions Protest Snyder In Lansing 4-13-2011

Thousands of protesters are rallying at the Michigan Capitol against Gov. Rick Snyder's policies, including proposals to tax some retirement income and make deep cuts to public schools and universities while eliminating business taxes for thousands of companies.
Wednesday's rally was expected to last all afternoon. Union leaders were to speak, as well as a low-income worker who stands to lose a state tax credit, a college professor affected by the cuts, a small business owner and the head of the Sierra Club.
Protests last month were sparked by the Republican governor's efforts to give sweeping new powers to emergency financial managers and tax most retirement income.
Snyder agreed Tuesday not to tax seniors over age 66, but protesters say he's still forcing residents to pay for business tax cuts.
Snyder has said the protests are part of the democratic process.
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