Gov. Snyder: Looming budget cuts show DC's 'mess'

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says the looming automatic slashing of federal spending under an impasse between Democrats and Republicans illustrates how Washington is a "mess compared to the states."

Snyder's office released comments Monday that Snyder made to C-SPAN. The Republican is attending a National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

The White House announced Sunday that Michigan faces about $140 million in losses if an automatic federal budget cut takes effect Friday.

The cuts include $67.7 million in gross pay to 10,000 civilian Defense Department employees in Michigan and $42.2 million to K-12 and disability education programs in the state.

Snyder says the economic mess in Washington "is holding back a lot of investment" and keeping business people "on the sidelines."

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 193178951 -
Gray Television, Inc.