When language for the recall petition was approved in April, Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said that the governor remains focused on policies he says will help put Michigan on solid footing for the future.
“The governor is disappointed that things get taken out of context or misrepresented, but he also remains fully committed to making the tough fiscal and policy decisions that have been put off for far too long,” she said.
Statewide, the Committee to Recall Rick Snyder is leading the charge because its supporters believe that the EFM law takes away voters’ powers in affected municipalities or school districts. This is the argument against Snyder that appears on the petition that circulators are asking voters to sign.
However, the committee also states that Snyder’s support for taxing pensions, eliminating the Michigan Business Tax and cutting education funding — among other actions — as a reason to recall the governor.
As he stood near a table where supporters came to sign the petition, Collins said that he, too, felt the EFM law is unfair.
“We have a right in a democracy to stick up for the principles we believe in,” he said. “One of those being our right to choose our elected officials, which — for some reason, for the first time that I have ever heard of in history — is being denied to us.”
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