MacGregor connects with 7,400 constituents in first tele-town hall meeting

Lawmaker appreciative of constituent feedback on tough decisions

State Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, was pleased with the turnout of his first telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday night, May 17.

MacGregor hosted the meeting to connect with local residents and answer questions about the state budget, specifically, education-related issues. He answered many constituent questions including several on changing the way schools operate and true reforms needed to not only meet budget shortfalls but also achieve student success.

During the meeting, MacGregor obtained direct feedback on a variety of topics through surveying participants.

“An overwhelming majority of respondents felt public school employees should contribute more toward their health benefits and felt we should transition public employees from a pension system to a 401k,” MacGregor said.

According to the Mackinac Center, the average public educator contributes 4 percent toward their health insurance, while the average private industry employee pays 21 percent toward their health insurance.

“I know constituents are worried about education funding and I’m glad so many people took the time out to participate in the meeting and share their ideas and concerns with me,” MacGregor continued. “I take constituent concerns very seriously and truly appreciate their input at a time when we’re finalizing the budget. I plan to share this feedback with my colleagues and Governor Snyder.”

Residents with additional questions for Rep. MacGregor can contact his office toll free at (855) 347-8073 or via e-mail at PeterMacGregor@house.mi.gov.

 

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