Statement from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel on the governor’s signature of Senate Bill 571:

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

“For the second time in two days, Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill designed to tamper with our democracy. Senate Bill 571 is designed to keep voters in the dark about important issues in their community, including school millages and bonds to fund police and fire departments. Because of Gov. Snyder’s actions, local governments and school districts will not be allowed to pay for materials to educate voters on these issues. Meanwhile, corporations face few limits on their influence on elections. Gov. Snyder should remember he was elected to serve the people of Michigan, not the special interests who will benefit from this new law.”