Diverting more public money to businesses: The Good Jobs for Michigan Legislation

Diverting more public money to businesses: The Good Jobs for Michigan Legislation
by Jeff Smith (GRIID)
It is important for people who want to develop a class consciousness to read the business press. While reading the business press might be aggravating, it is important to know what the business community is thinking and how they are influencing public policy.

In a recent “sponsored content” article in MiBiz , the President and CEO of The Right Place Inc, Birgit Klohs, wrote about current proposed legislation in Michigan that would essentially divert more taxpayer money to support business interests.

The legislation that The Right Place Inc CEO was referring to her in article is Senate bills 242, 243 and 244. One of the sponsors of the bill, State Senator Jim Stamas, explains the legislation this way: https://griid.org/2017/04/03/diverting-more-public-money-to-businesses-the-good-jobs-for-michigan-legislation/

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

It is important for people who want to develop a class consciousness to read the business press. While reading the business press might be aggravating, it is important to know what the business community is thinking and how they are influencing public policy.

In a recent “sponsored content” article in MiBiz, the President and CEO of The Right Place Inc, Birgit Klohs, wrote about current proposed legislation in Michigan that would essentially divert more taxpayer money to support business interests. 

The legislation that The Right Place Inc CEO was referring to her in article is Senate bills 242243 and 244. One of the sponsors of the bill, State Senator Jim Stamas, explains the legislation this way:

Under the bills, business expansions or new locations creating at least 500 qualified new jobs that pay the prosperity region average wage or higher would be eligible to receive up…

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