State Budget Expert Speaks at NMU
Thomas Clay, emeritus director of state affairs for the Citizens Research Center, will give a free presentation on the Michigan economy at 4 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Reynolds Recital Hall. He will discuss the current revenue situation, budget deficit causes and solutions, and right and wrong ways to change the state's tax structure.
Clay worked 31 years for the State of Michigan, including 15 as director of the executive budget office and six as deputy state treasurer. In 1997 he joined the Citizens Research Council, which is Michigan's oldest economic and government research think tank. The CRC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. President Les Wong serves on its board of trustees.
"If you want someone to lay out information about what's happening and why in black and white, without any political rhetoric, then you need to hear Tom Clay's presentation," Wong said. "He is highly sought after to speak around the state because of his expertise on Michigan's financial situation."