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Governor Snyder kicks off bus tour to talk about 6 ballot proposals

Lindsey Smith
Michigan Radio

A giant tour bus outside the Grand Rapids hotel where Governor Rick Snyderspoke Monday says it all – vote yes on prop one and no on the rest.

Snyder, some business leaders and even an emergency financial manager will be on the bus for the four day tour. They’ll stop in towns throughout the state to discuss the proposals.

Governor Snyder says he’s trying to better inform voters about their options.

“If you look at the airwaves both radio, TV, print, people going around with signs; the amount of misinformation is scary,” Snyder said.

Snyder says special interests are mostly to blame. He says Michigan is headed in a good direction and those interests want to “derail” that success.

He made his comments to a crowd of several hundred people in Grand Rapids to kick off the tour.

Ambassador Bridge President Dan Stamper held a press conference just ahead of Governor Snyder’s speech to a business group in the same hotel.

Stamper says a government-backed bridge between Detroit and Windsor would put the company out of business.

“To use all the luxuries of government to try to kill a business that’s been in business since 1927 and to do it using the tactics that we’ve all seen is just wrong,” Stamper said.

The Ambassador Bridge Company is behind proposal six. It it's approved, voters would have to OK any new international crossing in Michigan.

Lindsey Smith is a Peabody Award-winning journalist currently leading the station's Amplify Team. She previously served as Michigan Public's Morning News Editor, Investigative Reporter and West Michigan Reporter.
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