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Policy advocates line up behind MI Gov candidates

By Mark Bashore, WKAR News



Groups with views on Michigan's economic future have begun weighing in on the plans of the state's two Gubernatorial candidates.

AUDIO: Democratic Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will square off against Republican businessman Rick Snyder in November. Lynn Jondahl is with the group "A Better Michigan Future." He was a candidate for Governor in 1994. He says Bernero's plan to form a state bank puts the focus where it belongs.

"He has focused on investment in infrastructure in order to make investment funds more readily available," he says. "I think that makes a lot of sense."

Jondahl cites an Upjohn study which finds state investment creates more jobs than cuts in business taxes.

Snyder has a 10-point plan he claims would 'reinvent' the state's economy. It includes cutting business taxes, streamlining regulation and reforming the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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