Wednesday 16, 2009
                 A panel discussion titled “Changing Michigan: An Upper Peninsula Perspective” is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Reynolds Recital Hall at Northern Michigan University. It is free and open to the public.

                Three panelists will address such topics as the role of the U.P. in the future of Michigan, the strengths and knowledge required of the next governor, how best to move forward and grow the state and what should be done about the tax system and reforms.

Panelists are Steve Adamini, former state representative and Marquette attorney; Doug Bovin, NMU alumnus, former state representative and current Munising city manager; and Doug Roberts, former state treasurer, Department of Management and Budget director and deputy state superintendent of public instruction. Roberts is now a member of the Michigan Tax Commission and director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University.

          The discussion is sponsored by the NMU president’s office and the political science and public administration department. For more information, contact David Haynes at 227-1745.

Kristi Evans
News Director