Governor Granholm's Statement on Congress Passing Legislation to Keep Teachers Working, Ensure Access to Health Care

Contact: Tiffany Brown 517-335-6397

August 10, 2010

LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today issued the following statement:           

"I'm grateful that Congress has passed legislation that will keep Michigan teachers educating our children and ensure that our citizens have access to health care services.

"For Michigan, this legislation means more than $300 million to hire or rehire teachers.  These funds will help our children receive the education they need to compete in a global economy.  The legislation also will ensure that people have access to health care, such as those with mental illness or who require prescription drugs.

"I want to thank members of Congress, particularly those in Michigan's congressional delegation, who voted for this legislation that will not only provide vital services but also prevent further job losses, which would harm the economic recovery.  I now look forward to working with the Michigan Legislature to quickly resolve the state budget in a way that continues to diversify our economy, educate our children and protect our citizens."

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