At least 19 trade associations and chambers of commerce will hold a news conference Wednesday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m. in the Senate Appropriations Committee Room located on the third floor of the State Capitol Building to urge legislative leaders and Governor Granholm to balance the state budget by reducing spending.
The group of trade associations and chambers of commerce will be actively involved in the upcoming debate over how to balance the state budget and are in agreement on the following three points:
* The business community is willing to consider its fair share of budget cuts.
* State government's budget must be brought back into line by reducing spending.
* No new or increased taxes on individuals or business.
At press time, the following business organizations have agreed to participate in the news conference:
Affiliated Building Services Contractors in Michigan Brewers Association of America Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Michigan Bankers Association Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Business & Professional Association Michigan Chamber of Commerce Michigan Distributors & Vendors Association Michigan Food & Beverage Association Michigan Grocers Association Michigan Licensed Beverage Association Michigan Restaurant Association Michigan Retailers Association Michigan Retail Hardware Association Midwest Carwash Association National Federation of Independent Business - MI Outdoor Advertising Association of MI The Beer Institute CONTACT: Betty McNerney of Michigan Chamber of Commerce, +1-517-371-2100.
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SOURCE: Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Web site: http://www.michamber.com/