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Critics take step toward recalling Gov. Snyder

A group opposed to Governor Rick Snyder submitted language today for a recall petition.  It’s the beginning of what may be a long process. 

The group, Michigan Citizens United, is behind the recall campaign.    Gerald Rozner is the group’s spokesman.  He says Gov. Snyder deserves to be recalled for signing legislation that gives state appointed financial managers broad powers to void city union contracts and plans to increase taxes on pensioners. 

 Rozner says if the recall petition language is approved his group will only have three months to collect a million signatures to put a recall election on the ballot.  But Rozner says they can get it done. 

“We have been inundated with people who want to help..large groups…all across the state.”  

Governor Snyder issued a written statement after the recall petition language was submitted.   

The Governor’s committed to making the tough fiscal and policy decisions that have been put off for far too long. He knew full well that it wasn't going to be easy or a popularity contest, but he does hope that Michigan citizens will realize down the road that it will be well worth it.  He’s staying focused on the job he was hired to do – turning around Michigan’s economy and making sure this is a place where we ALL can live, work, do business, play, and prosper.  

A hearing on the recall petition language is scheduled for later this month. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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