Weather Forces Granholm to Postpone First Town Hall

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Bad weather has postponed Gov. Jennifer Granholm's town hall meeting on Michigan's economy that had been scheduled for Thursday night in Traverse City.

The session has been rescheduled for March 26.

The governor plans a series of town meetings to discuss the state's budget deficit of nearly $900 million in the fiscal year that started in October and additional shortfalls ahead. Michigan's unemployment rate in December was 7.1 percent, second-highest in the nation.

Granholm, a Democrat, has proposed balancing the budget by enacting a two percent tax on services. Republicans have opposed the plan.

The Traverse City town hall meeting was supposed to be the first on Granholm's tour.

Granholm is scheduled to appear in Flint on Monday, Detroit on Tuesday, Grand Rapids on March 7 and Lansing on March 8.

WILX will broadcast the governor's town hall and stream in here on WILX.COM at 7 p.m. on March 8.

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