Michigan Association of REALTORS® and Michigan Chamber of Commerce to Announce Ad Campaign Against Granholm Tax Proposal on March 12th

The Michigan Association of REALTORS® and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce will announce the launch of a TV ad campaign attacking Governor Granholm's proposed 2% excise tax on services at a media briefing to be held on March 12, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 600 S. Walnut St., Lansing.

The 30-second TV spot, which will begin airing on Monday, highlights some of the many services the administration wants to tax -- which will result in a $1.4 billion tax increase on families and job providers.

Speaking at the media briefing will be: Brad Ward, Director of Public Policy and Legal Affairs for the Michigan Association of REALTORS® and Tricia Kinley, Director of Tax Policy & Economic Development for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

The Michigan Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization for real estate professionals. It serves its members by advancing the interest of REALTORS® and promotes and protects private property rights of Michigan citizens.

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business advocacy organization representing over 7,000 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be a strong advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process.

SOURCE: Michigan Chamber of Commerce

CONTACT: Brad Ward of Michigan Association of REALTORS, +1-517-372-8890;
Tricia Kinley of Michigan Chamber of Commerce, +1-517-371-2100

Web site: http://www.michamber.com/