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Gov. Snyder tours Michigan to share views on ballot proposals

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(10/31/12) - Gov. Rick Snyder was in Mid-Michigan Wednesday, sharing his views on Michigan's Ballot proposals.

He held a Town hall meeting at Saginaw Valley State University.

This visit was a part of the Governor's state-wide bus tour.

Snyder has clearly laid out how he views the state's six ballot proposals, and he says he wanted to discuss the pros and cons of each proposal with voters.

At the town hall meeting, the governor encouraged Michiganders to vote yes on proposal one, and no on proposals 2-6.

"We're the come back state in the United States today and some of these ballot proposals could derail that they could be devastating to Michigan's future," he said.

Proposal one would uphold Michigan's law requiring a state appointed emergency manager, if a financial emergency is declared. Snyder says it's a good law, and it's working.

Proposals 2-6 would all amend the state's constitution.

The governor says he is against them and that they could derail the positive progress the state has made economically in the last year.

"They are special interest issues that really don't belong in Michigan's constitution to begin with, so there is enough reason to say no on 2-6 to begin with," he said.

Gov. Snyder says many of the campaign ads that are airing on television are misleading. He blames special interest groups for the confusion.

Snyder says he wanted to speak one-on-one with voters, answer their questions, and make sure they had a clear understanding, so that they can make informed decisions on Election Day.

"There so many misleading ads out there and I got a real good concern that people weren't getting good information," he said.

Not everyone agrees with the governors viewpoints.

"Many of those issues should be voted yes on because it provides protection for the residents of the state of Michigan," said Fredrick Ford, Saginaw County Democratic Party.

Outside the Town Hall, backers of Proposal 2 gathered to show their support for adding the right to collective bargaining to the state's constitution.

"If it wasn't for collective bargaining, we wouldn't likely have a working or middle class," said Michael Sangster, of Protect Working Families.

Gov. Snyder also knocked on the one millionth door in the state, Wednesday, to rally up support for the Romney campaign.

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