Democrats plan dinner gathering
Ironwood Daily Globe
Published March 16th, 2005
SILVER CITY -- The Ontonagon County Democratic Party will
hold a special public dinner meeting March 26 at Paul's
Superior View Restaurant at the AmericInn in Silver City.
A brief business meeting at 6 will precede the 7 p.m.
meal of baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, roll, vegetables,
salad, and dessert.
Following the meal, State Rep. Rich Brown, D-Bessemer,
and State Sen. Mike Prusi, D-Ishpeming, will speak.
Brown will provide a brief update on his committee assignments
in the House. He serves on the Appropriations Committee,
Capital Outlay Committee, and is vice-chairman and ranking
Democrat on the Transportation and Higher Education subcommittee.
Prusi, as keynote speaker, has been asked to address
the following issues: Medicaid funding as it relates to
nursing homes and staff; environmental issues regarding
the Great Lakes, rivers, and air pollution; the state
minimum wage; Gov. Granholm's approach to education issues;
and job creation. He will also discuss the incentives
being offered for businesses to relocate to Michigan.
The way cigarette taxes have been spent is also to be
addressed as well as the rising price of gasoline and
the increasing price differential between the U.P. and
Lower Michigan. Finally, Prusi will speak to the removal
of the cap from real estate taxes when property is transferred
within the immediate family. He will then entertain questions
from the floor.
Dinner reservations, at $10, should be made no later
than March 22 by calling Bruce Johanson at 884-6886.