Monday, December 05, 2005

Granholm Says No To Mt. Pleasant Wal-Mart Tax Break

Our first woman governor didn't make a big deal out of it. No big press conferences. No big announcements and no outcry from Republicans greeted a quiet little veto from Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Wal-Mart, which has demanded tax breaks from every community it has blessed with its presence, got snookered out of a sweatheart deal for its proposed distribution center in Union Township.

Details of the veto emerged in this morning's local newspaper in this article. Even though our state legislature's Republican majority passed the tax break, they obviously didn't have enough votes to over ride the Governor's veto.


Blogger Bob said...

Yeah for the guv!

WalMart is a leach. It sucks life from communities, makes their employees live off the dole, all while passing cheap crap built with slave labor as quality purchases.

Let WalMart do their business, but no special incentives.

6:57 AM  

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