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 For Monday, December 1                Lana Pollack
                                                                517-487-9539
                                                                Anne Woiwode
                                                                517-484-2372
                                                                 David Holtz
                                                                 313-300-4454 (cell)

Environmental Leaders To Address Income Tax Freeze Proposal
Budget Crisis Poses Unprecedented Threats
To Public Health, Natural Areas, Recreation


At 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 1 in Room 55 at the State Capitol Michigan’s leading environmental groups will break their silence and offer a new twist on the controversial proposal by Governor Granholm to freeze a scheduled reduction in the state’s income tax rate while issuing a warning on the state budget crisis.   As the state’s teachers, K-12 school districts, colleges, and human service providers line up to advocate for an income tax rate freeze to earmark support for their programs and services, Michigan’s environmental community will take a different approach on the issue.

Who:            Lana Pollack, Michigan Environmental Council
                     Anne Woiwode, Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
                     David Holtz, Clean Water Action

What:        News Conference On Tax and Budget
                 Impacts For Michigan’s Environment

When:     2:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2003

Where:    Room 55, Ground Floor, State Capitol Building, Lansing

Visuals:    Good Visuals Of Graphics

Background

With Michigan facing a $900 million deficit this fiscal year, the Granholm Administration is proposing to freeze the state income tax rate at 4 percent. No area has been hit harder by budget cuts over the past three years than Michigan’s land, air and water quality protection, and programs that protect drinking water, lakes and wilderness areas. More than $70 million in cuts have put environmental enforcement into a tailspin that benefits polluters and threatens the public health.


-- 
David Holtz
Communications & Development Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette Drive, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI  48912
holtzmec@voyager.net
517-487-9539 ext.12 
517-487-9541 fax

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