Gov. Snyder calls on Michigan business leaders to oppose Matty Moroun's ballot proposal

Published On: Sep 13 2012 07:32:01 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 13 2012 07:35:53 PM EDT
Ambassador Bridge aerial shot
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -

Gov. Rick Snyder has called on West Michigan business leaders to oppose Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun's ballot proposal designed to block a planned new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Snyder backs a proposal for a Canadian-financed international bridge.

He told the West Michigan Policy Forum in Grand Rapids on Thursday that the bridge project will "create jobs with no obligation to Michigan tax payers.'

A Moroun-backed group collected signatures to place a proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot to require a statewide vote before a new bridge can be built.

Moroun says the Canadian-backed project would impose costs on Michigan residents.

Snyder says the public "shouldn't let one special interest override the best interest of 10 million Michiganders."

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