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  • Granholm: "Clinton Campaign Is Saying Not Any Woman, We Wouldn't Say Vote For Sarah Palin"

    02/09/2016 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 9, 2016
    FMR. GOV. JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D-MI): Young women do not want to be shamed into voting and that's very clear and nobody intended for that to happen. I think what they -- I'm from the next generation after, you know, Gloria and Madeline and we -- I've got their pictures on my wall, I mean, they are just -- they're total heroes. Of course they're going to say that we want to be able to see finally a woman as president after 227 years. But the Clinton campaign is saying not just any woman. We wouldn't say vote for Sarah Palin....
  • Michigan Political Points: Granholm for Attorney General? Holder resignation sparks speculation

    09/28/2014 7:06:36 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 21 replies ^ | September 27, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm was reportedly considered for a U.S. Supreme Court post in 2010 and Energy Secretary in 2012. Could she find a spot in the Obama administration as Attorney General? Welcome to Michigan Political Points, my weekly roundup of news, views and YouTubes from the state Capitol and beyond. GRANHOLM FOR AG? Granholm is among the “frequently mentioned candidates” to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, according to the New York Times. Holder resigned Thursday after six years in office. The New Republic took the speculation a step further, saying Granholm is one the four...
  • Granholm: Leaders in Iran, Syria ‘Acting More Rationally Than the House Tea Party Republicans’

    09/30/2013 2:35:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 30, 2013 - 1:03 PM | Melanie Hunter
    During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said Syrian and Iranian leaders are behaving “more rationally” than “House Tea Party Republicans.” “It, to me, it is mind blowing this week that we see leaders of our most, biggest global adversaries, Iran, Syria, to your point, acting more rationally than the House Tea Party Republicans,” said Granholm. …
  • Michigan Gets Flying Monkeys for $40 Million - A review of 'Oz'

    03/20/2013 11:40:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/18/2013 | Bruce Walker
    As reported recently in Michigan Capitol Confidential, Michigan taxpayers shelled out a cool $40 million in tax credits to the House of Mouse for the perceived benefits of filming the movie "Oz: The Great and Powerful" in our state. As noted by several Mackinac Center analysts, there are reasons aplenty for opposing film subsidies given to any movie. Just what exactly did Michigan residents get for their government's extremely generous $40 million gift to Disney? Even if "Oz: The Great and Powerful" measured up to the aesthetics of MGM's 1939 classic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (it doesn't), it would...
  • Plugs, Unplugged

    10/12/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-11-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)Joey’s speaking parts didn’t really sound that much better than they looked. And they looked pretty bizarre.                              Or, as the <>Bookworm suggests (h/t Doug Ross), perhaps they just hired a new pharmaceutical provider. “Do you remember Jennifer Granholm at the DNC, when she was yelling and gesticulating wildly?  She was a 33 rpm record playing at 78.”     “Watching the Vice Presidential debate tonight, it was obvious that Joe Biden had broken into her medicine cabinet and taken twice the dosage.”   Apparently Big Guy’s advice to Little Joe was right on target: “I think...
  • Michigan Agency Removes Video of Obama, Top Dems Praising Failed Battery Company

    10/10/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/10/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    In the fall of 2010, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. — the state's "corporate welfare” arm — uploaded a video to YouTube highlighting the battery manufacturer A123 Systems. At the time, the company was promoted heavily by President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow. Since then, A123 has shed money, laid off half its workforce, recalled products and seen its stock price plummet to about 26 cents this week from a previous high of $26. Now, just two years after the initial roll-out, A123 is...
  • Former Obama Czar on Granholm's DNC Speech: Must Have Had Some Medications or Something in .. System

    10/02/2012 2:51:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/2/12 | Daniel Halper - Weekly Standard
    Former Obama administration official Steven Rattner said on MSNBC that Jennifer Granholm "must have had some medications or something in her system" when she addressed the Democratic convention last month:
  • Granholm's DNC Performance Full of Tall Tales

    09/14/2012 1:39:44 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/14/2012 | Manny Lopez
    Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm never met a stage she didn’t like. But she might have finally landed on one that got the best of her. In a wild and rambling speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, Granholm winked and swayed and waved her way through a series of statements that excited an audience of loyalists but was short on facts. We can forgive DNC organizers for introducing her as the “governor of Michigan” and even bypass the Canadian and former governor’s amnesia about her lineage when she claimed she was “from the great state of Michigan.” Those are...
  • Jennifer Granholm on the Dating Game (1978)

    09/14/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Jennifer Granholm on the Dating Game (1978)
  • Watch 'curvaceous' Jennifer Granholm in 1978 appearance on 'The Dating Game' (video)

    09/14/2012 5:16:16 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 66 replies ^ | September 13, 2012 | David Eggert
    LANSING, MI - It has been known for years that former Gov. Jennifer Granholm appeared on "The Dating Game" in 1978. Now, you can watch it below. After Granholm's fiery speech to the Democratic National Convention last week - which some have called her Howard Dean moment - a video has surfaced on YouTube of her on the dating show. She has puffy hair - lots of it - wears tight jeans and suspenders, and asks questions of the three bachelors like "What was the most famous girl you ever dated famous for?" The host says she hails from British...
  • DNC Show Ends: "And the clowns have all gone to bed"

    09/08/2012 8:49:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-8-2012 | MOTUS
    There was so much going on last week that no one mirror could have possibly reflected every noteworthy item...Democrats, who never fail to surprise... Let’s start with Julian Castro. Does it matter that our wise Latino, entrusted with delivering the keynote address, doesn’t actually speak Español himself? Does that make him a fraud? Of course not. As I pointed out last week, he comes by his bona fides legitimately - his mama being a charter member of La Raza Unida...p> (Yes, I’m talking to you Princess Lizzy.) Liz, during dress rehearsal and after hair, makeup & Xanax......Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...his little...
  • Jennifer Granholm: God Shut Down Republican Convention

    08/26/2012 10:47:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies ^ | 8/26/12 | John Nolte
    This is a real howler coming from a woman replaced by a Republican after her failed policies rained as much misery on the State of Michigan as any hurricane. But let's talk about the real issues, and that's the media. If some obscure, no-name Republican City Councilman in some unincorporated small Southern town tweeted these exact words out after President Obama's convention was delayed by a hurricane, right now it would be the lead on Politico, Andrea Mitchell's wig hair would be on fire, Michael Steele and Joe Scarborough would've called a joint press
  • Janet Napolitano Signed 'Stand Your Ground' Law for Arizona in 2006

    04/14/2012 4:14:23 PM PDT · by hope · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/14/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Amid Democrat attempts to use the Trayvon Martin shooting as a means to push for the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, it’s been interesting to note how many Democrats have a past that includes support for them. For example, on April 2nd, I had a post on Big Government that highlighted how former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, used her Current TV show to lambaste Stand Your Ground laws, and to blame Republicans for the existence of such laws in the first place. However, as I showed, the dirty little secret is that Granholm signed Michigan’s Stand Your...
  • BREAKING: Unseen Video Shows President Obama, Top Dem Politicians Praising Failed Green Company

    04/05/2012 12:45:43 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/5/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A virtually unseen video has surfaced that highlights the high-powered political rhetoric and unrealized promises put forth by President Barack Obama and Michigan’s top Democratic politicians regarding the heavily subsidized and now-troubled A123 Systems battery manufacturer. The video, which had just over 600 views since it was posted in Oct. 2010 on Youtube, has Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow singing the praises of the now-troubled advanced battery manufacturer A123 Systems. A123 Systems, which opened its lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Livonia in September 2010, saw...
  • Jennifer Granholm's 'The War Room' on Current TV: Some 1st night stumbles, but solid guests (review)

    01/31/2012 4:06:31 AM PST · by equaviator · 20 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | January 30, 2012 | Troy Reimink
    (Jennifer) Granholm's first night on Current TV offered plenty of fodder for her fans and critics alike. “The War Room With Jennifer Granholm” tonight joined the prime-time lineup on the left-leaning cable channel half-owned by former Vice President Al Gore, and her show will run at least through the November elections. “I'm obsessed with democracy,” the former Michigan governor said, by way of introducing the first episode, which combines standard talking-head political analysis with pre-produced segments. “I've been there on the ground when people have lost their jobs, their homes, their loved ones overseas.” Since cable political talk shows do...
  • Former Mich. governor to host Current TV talk show

    10/12/2011 10:31:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 10/12/11 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK—Current TV is announcing a prime-time talk show to be hosted by former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The new show, called "The War Room," will premiere in January at 9 p.m. Eastern time, following "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."
  • Flint Loses Out On $1.1 Million ‘Green Energy’ Buses — Now Wants $2.5 Million Version

    06/21/2011 8:53:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/21/2011 | Tom Gantert
    Flint, a city where more than half the children live below the poverty level, lost out on a pair of $1.1 million electric buses that the federal stimulus program would have paid for when the “green technology” company making them went out of business. So now, the head of the Flint bus authority says they are trying to get a new hydrogen-powered bus that comes with a $2.5 million sticker price, more than eight times the cost of a traditional diesel bus. Ed Benning, general manager of Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority, said in an email that MTA has been discussing...
  • Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm is out of office and on to Dow Chemical board

    03/25/2011 8:08:50 AM PDT · by PDMiller · 25 replies
    MLive ^ | 3/24/11 | Andrew Dodson
    Dow Chemical Co. officials said Thursday adding former Gov. Jennifer Granholm to the company’s board of directors gives the chemical giant some new political savvy as it pursues its business agenda for the 21st century. “Granholm’s track record fits very well with Dow’s focus, and we believe she is going to bring some valued insight to our board,” said Dow Chemical spokeswoman Rebecca Bentley.
  • What Green Jobs?

    03/24/2011 4:32:19 AM PDT · by jenk · 12 replies ^ | 3/24/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    An article appears online at mlive today titled, Analysis shows more than 10,000 people in Michigan now employed in renewable energy sector. The article describes the finding of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, touting their own efforts in the green energy lobby for the state of Michigan. The ELPC is a leading advocate of renewables, and this article is a result of their own findings for the state of Michigan, if you can believe them, 5 years after former Governor Jennifer Granholm began her work stifling energy production through green energy promotion, promising to "blow us away." Let's put...
  • Granholm heads west to Cal-Berkeley

    01/24/2011 5:02:54 AM PST · by equaviator · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/24/11 | MOLLY BALL
    Now that she’s left office, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm plans to write a book, teach at Berkeley and stay in the public eye as a speaker and commentator. The 51-year-old two-term Democrat told POLITICO in an interview that her new work will revolve around the interrelated themes she emphasized as governor: creating jobs, reviving American manufacturing and expanding the clean energy economy. “I’m very much looking forward to this new chapter in what has been and will continue to be a very full life,” Granholm said. Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, are coauthoring a book about “the experience...
  • Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm: Sarah Palin isn't qualified to be president

    01/06/2011 7:41:15 AM PST · by rintense · 61 replies
    mlive ^ | 1/6/2011 | Susan J. Demas
    Is Sarah Palin qualified to be president? Well, why not ask the woman who played in while prepping Joe Biden for the 2008 vice presidential debate? MIRS did ask Jennifer Granholm in our weekly podcast before the New Year. Her answer? "I don't think so." For more on that interview, you can listen here.
  • Another Dem Rising Star Implodes: Michigan's Gov. Jennifer Granholm

    01/05/2011 4:21:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 5, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Touted as an Ivy-League-educated 'genius',  the results simply aren't there... sound familiar? A guest-post by Hannah McKale: The After Effects of Jennifer Granholm's Failed Governance In her 2006 State of the State address, Jennifer Granholm declared, “You are going to be blown away!” in regards to the hopeful future Michigan had. She claimed her attempts to attract jobs using foreign investments would both diversify the job climate as well as allow the economy of Michigan to move away from the auto-making industry. She must really regret making those statements, despite being oddly keen on the events of years to come. Now...
  • Gov. Granholm Offers Nation Advice on Job Creation

    More than 609,000 jobs disappeared during Gov. Granholm's eight years in office, and Michigan lead the country with the highest unemployment rate for 49 months. Now, she is giving advice to the country … about how to create jobs. Granholm served as a guest op-ed writer for the national news site POLITICO. Saying the nation needs a "moon shot" jobs strategy to create 3 million new jobs, she used as an example Michigan government's recent bet that the lithium-ion battery industry should be cultivated with special treatment and favors from state government. Granholm wrote: "If the states are the laboratories...
  • Five Years Later... We Are Not 'Blown Away'

    11/08/2010 8:20:44 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/8/2010 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm recently went on National Public Radio to discuss her legacy in a state with high unemployment. Granholm blamed much of the state's woes on corporations who "decided to move to lower-wage countries." "Could the governor of Michigan, no matter who they were, have prevented globalization from shifting manufacturing jobs to low wage countries? No," Granholm said. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy responds to some of Granholm's comments...
  • Rick Snyder (R) projected next Michigan Governor

    11/02/2010 5:20:13 PM PDT · by rintense · 35 replies
    Woodtv ^ | 11/2/2010 | Wood TV
    Updated: Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010, 8:00 PM EDT Published : Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010, 8:00 PM EDT GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Rick Snyder, the self-proclaimed "One Tough Nerd," is projected to become Michigan's next governor over Democrat Virg Bernero. Republican Snyder will take over as the state's 48th governor when he succeeds Jennifer Granholm in January. A two-term governor, Granholm was unable to run again for the office due to term limits.
  • Cool Cities Are Not So Cool When You Don't Have a Job

    09/13/2010 7:38:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/12/2010 | Russ Harding
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm's "Cool Cities" initiative has not done much to help the working middle class. Joel Kotin, a professor at Chapman University, sheds light on what is happening in American cities in an article appearing in "The American" titled "Urban Plight: Vanishing Upward Mobility." Mr. Kotin points to a Brookings Institution study that found that New York City and Los Angeles have the smallest share of middle-income neighborhoods of all American cities. The Brookings Institution found that in 2007, Manhattan ranked first in social inequality, with the top 20 percent earning over 50 times more than the bottom 20...
  • VIDEO: Hypocritical Michigan Governor Background Check Ad

    08/31/2010 10:04:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies · 1+ views
    On May 13, 2010, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm released a series of public service announcements warning Michigan residents about investment scams. The 30-second radio ads encourage people to do background checks before giving any money to a purported investor. Just two months earlier, the Michigan Economic Growth Authority approved a $9.1 million tax credit for a convicted embezzler who was on parole ( Background check, anyone?
  • Governor’s Budget 'Poor Mouthing'

    07/13/2010 8:41:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/10/2010 | James Hohman
    Gov. Jennifer Granholm cried poverty recently, claiming that her administration already cut 11,000 state employees and that the state cannot make further cuts without lowering "critical services that struggling families count on to survive in this tough economy." However, the claim is misleading. There are fewer employees, but the reduction hasn't saved taxpayers any money, because due to higher compensation levels we're paying more overall even with less workers on the job. Indeed, total compensation costs jumped from $3.9 billion in fiscal year 2001 to $4.7 billion in 2008, the most recent year for which information is available. The average...
  • Democratic governors defend health care overhaul (RATS Gregoire, Rendell, Ritter & Granholm)

    06/28/2010 9:03:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/25/10 | Jon Lentz
    Democratic governors defend health care overhaulJon Lentz WASHINGTON Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:35pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small group of Democratic governors this week launched a counter-attack over the federal healthcare overhaul, firing back against legal challenges from nearly two dozen state attorneys general who are seeking to overturn the new law. In a sign of the partisan divisions over the landmark health care law, each governor is a Democrat representing a state with a Republican attorney general trying to strike down the legislation. The governors of Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington requested permission to file an amicus, or...
  • Michigan's Dueling Ban Is History (First move toward Sharia?)

    It is no longer a crime to fight a duel in Michigan. But that doesn't mean it's okay to break out the pistols or sharpen the swords. The Michigan Legislature, in an effort to get some archaic laws off the books, is declassifying dueling as a crime. It may also soon no longer be technically illegal to take a woman against her will and force her to marry.
  • Good Riddance Granholm, what a stupid woman.

    06/08/2010 7:16:22 AM PDT · by jenk · 91 replies · 312+ views
    Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference ^ | 06/08/10 | Detroit Regional Chamber
    "In her last appearance at the Mackinac Policy Conference as the leader of Michigan, Governor Granholm addressed attendees Friday morning at the Mackinac Policy Conference."Watch this moronic, surprised idiot lecture us (thankfully someone edited this down to 6 minutes) on how poorly Michigan is doing and try to come up with solutions after killing the state for 8 years. Michigan is leading in unemployment and has been for 4 years. We don't need advanced batteries, nobody is going to buy those cars. We don't need solar, wind because we will be rationing electricity when the wind doesn't blow and the...
  • Mich. governor awards Galarraga 'perfect game'

    06/04/2010 2:35:14 PM PDT · by Route797 · 54 replies · 738+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 6-3-2010 | Assosiated Press
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has issued a proclamation that says Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game against Cleveland, despite an umpire's blown call.
  • Granholm Says She’s on Obama’s Short List [Justice Jennifer Granholm Former Beauty Queen?]

    04/25/2010 5:02:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies · 1,570+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 25th 2010 | Lee Ross
    Granholm Says She’s on Obama’s Short List April 25, 2010 by: Lee Ross Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) says she’s once again on President Obama’s short list for appointment to the Supreme Court. In an interview with CNN, the term-limited governor says she has talked with people in the Obama administration about the upcoming nomination to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. “It's a great honor to be on -- considered on the list,” said Granholm who went through this process last year with the opening that went to Sonia Sotomayor. She did not say if she’s spoken with the...
  • Granholm Says She’s on Obama’s Short List

    04/25/2010 12:30:19 PM PDT · by Baladas · 59 replies · 1,246+ views
    FOX News ^ | April 25, 2010 | Lee Ross
    Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) says she’s once again on President Obama’s short list for appointment to the Supreme Court. In an interview with CNN, the term-limited governor says she has talked with people in the Obama administration about the upcoming nomination to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. “It's a great honor to be on -- considered on the list,” said Granholm who went through this process last year with the opening that went to Sonia Sotomayor. She did not say if she’s spoken with the President who Fox News reported this past week held informal discussions with some...
  • State Websites Give History a Rewrite

    04/05/2010 8:58:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies · 569+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/5/2010 | Tom Gantert
    Readers of the state of Michigan's various Web sites would be hard pressed to find evidence of one of the more embarrassing incidents to have happened this year to the Granholm administration. On March 16, Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced in a press-release a series of state tax credits awarded to businesses, including one to a now-infamous company named RASCO. The press release stated the "the new-to-Michigan leader in renewable energy, water and telecommunications sectors" was approved for a $9.1 million tax credit and would create 1,813 new jobs. The state nixed the deal when it found that RASCO CEO Richard...
  • (Dem) Granholm's 'Meatout Day' angers Michigan farm groups; governor seeks to soothe tensions

    03/20/2010 5:38:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 65 replies · 1,174+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/17/2010 | TIM MARTIN , Associated Press
    Some Michigan agriculture organizations have a beef with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm over her proclamation encouraging residents to not eat meat for a day. Granholm declared this coming Saturday "Meatout Day" in Michigan earlier this month. Her proclamation encourages residents to choose not to eat meat in observance of the day and to try different recipes rich with vegetables, fruit and whole grains. The Michigan Farm Bureau blasted the proclamation as "unconscionable and an insensitive slap in the face" to livestock farmers and meat-eating residents. The Republican-led Michigan Senate passed a resolution Wednesday urging the Democratic governor to rescind the...
  • Granholm doesn't budge as argument over Meat Out Day proclamation continues

    03/19/2010 3:51:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies · 460+ views
    on the list ^ | 3-18-10 | un-nameable
    Granholm said Thursday that she won’t rescind her proclamation urging Michiganders to forgo meat-eating on Saturday, even as new demands arrived in her office from state cattlemen. Gary Voogt, a beef producer from Marne and past president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, asked Granholm to “admit you got flimflammed by an animal rights activist group, Governor, it is time to, as we say, cowboy up.” • COMPLETE VERSION: Read Voogt's full letter to Granholm Voogt gave Granholm his meaty menu for Saturday: Breakfast: bacon, eggs and potatoes fried in the bacon grease, blueberries, yogurt and apple juice; Lunch: steak...
  • Convicted embezzler gets MI tax credit

    03/17/2010 11:37:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies · 310+ views
    AP via WoodTV ^ | March 17, 2010 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - A convicted embezzler has snagged a $9.1 million tax credit from the state for a company it says will use renewable energy to provide electricity, clean drinking water, sanitation and Internet service to developing countries. RASCO CEO Richard A. Short shared the stage Tuesday with Gov. Jennifer Granholm as she introduced the leaders of companies awarded tax credits. Short spoke briefly. The state offender tracking system shows Short was sentenced in 2002 for embezzlement and remains on parole.
  • Mich. gov to unveil cuts, possible tax hike

    02/10/2010 6:52:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 478+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/10 | Kathy Barks Hoffman - ap
    ANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will roll out her final budget plan Thursday amid a chorus of calls for more spending from some groups and lower taxes from others. The Democratic governor hasn't said if she'll propose raising or shifting taxes as a way to deal with a deficit of at least $1.6 billion in the budget year that starts Oct. 1. But it seems likely. Granholm has proposed saving about $450 million annually by trimming teacher and state worker benefits, cutting prison costs and requiring that some school services be privatized. But that still leaves a gaping...
  • Michigan’s Blueprint for America (we will all be Michiganders soon)

    02/05/2010 6:17:28 AM PST · by milwguy · 32 replies · 997+ views
    nro ^ | 2/5/10 | Henry Payne
    Granholm entered office on the tired heels of a three-term Republican with a wave of good tidings as the state’s first female governor. Beautiful, silver-tongued, and Harvard Law–educated, Granholm was a young pol with little executive seasoning. Supremely self-confident despite her inexperience, Granholm raised income taxes (as the state’s economy literally and figuratively headed south), “invested” billions of stimulus dollars in infrastructure that she predicted would create tens of thousands of jobs, mandated renewable-power standards, and backed them up with millions in government subsidies to transform Michigan from “the Rust Belt to the Green Belt.” In her 2006 State of...
  • MI Democrat Governor Admits She Would Not Want to be a Democrat on the Ballot this Fall - Video

    01/31/2010 8:49:22 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 484+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 31, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm with a moment of candor today as she answered a question by CNN's John King as to whether she would want to be a Democrat on the ballot in this Fall's election. Granholm quickly responded, "No! No, personally I'm glad I'm not on the ballot at all." After that, it is as if she caught herself and then tried to say the problem is "incumbency," and that any incumbent is going to feel the wrath of the voters. But her initial reaction shows just how bad she expects it to be...
  • Cherry May Not Seek Governor's Seat

    01/05/2010 2:23:34 AM PST · by MaggieCarta · 15 replies · 696+ views
    WWJ News ^ | 01/05/2010 | WWJ News
    I'm only posting the link, because I don't know what's allowed from WWJ News. Cherry May not Seek Governor's Seat
  • America's Worst Governor? (Yep!)

    10/27/2009 4:20:24 PM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 62 replies · 2,629+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10/26/09 | Reihan Salam
    ...Among liberals and progressives, there is a puzzling admiration for Crist, long considered by Democratic and Republican veterans of Florida's political scene to be something of an opportunist if not a lightweight....
  • Election 2010: Michigan Governor

    10/27/2009 10:59:31 AM PDT · by PDMiller · 10 replies · 634+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/26/09 | Rasmussen Reports
    Voters in Michigan have a slightly less gloomy view of the economy but strongly disapprove of the job Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm is doing. Right now at least Republicans have an even chance of regaining the governor’s mansion next year in a state that has been trending blue of late. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Michigan voters finds 37% who would vote for an unspecified Republican candidate for governor versus 36% who favor an unnamed Democrat. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are undecided.
  • Michigan school board asks gov, lawmakers to reduce cuts

    10/27/2009 3:52:56 AM PDT · by FCusumano · 17 replies · 1,047+ views
    MLive ^ | October 27, 2009
    <p>LANSING, MI. - The Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, and the Michigan Legislature could have avoided deep cuts to education by passage of an increase to the wager tax on the Detroit Casinos. The wager tax (18% State and 6% City of Detroit) had not been increased since 1997 could have been raised to comparable levels of other surrounding States, and filled the revenue shortfall and spared Michigan children deep cuts in education K-12.</p>
  • (MI Gov) Granholm Wants you to Shake Your Mailbox (not a joke)

    10/24/2009 6:55:08 PM PDT · by Kieri · 59 replies · 2,341+ views
    WXYZ ^ | 10/24/09 | Various
    <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's governor wants you to give your mailbox a good shake.</p> <p>Jennifer Granholm has proclaimed Saturday "Shake Your Mailbox Day" in Michigan.</p>
  • Gov. Granholm tells school leaders MI education financing "clearly is not working".

    10/23/2009 5:17:47 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 13 replies · 702+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press- Mlive ^ | 10-23-09 | Dave Murray
    GRAND RAPIDS -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm told Kent County educators Friday the state's school financing system "clearly is not working" and said lawmakers must agree to both a short-term fix as well as long-term changes by the end of the year. But the gathering of superintendents and school board members also gave Granholm an earful, especially after she said lawmakers are "battle weary." "If elected people are weary, my level of sympathy for them is zilch," Catherine Mueller, Grand Rapids school board president, told Granholm. "They ran for these jobs and put themselves in this situation." Granholm appeared before educators...
  • The State of Joblessness: The tragedy of Jennifer Granholm's Michigan

    10/20/2009 2:27:25 PM PDT · by rhema · 63 replies · 1,964+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2009
    State lawmakers will soon face large budget deficits again, perhaps as much as $100 billion across the U.S. Here's some free budget-balancing advice: Steer clear of the Michigan model. The Wolverine state is once again set to run out of money, and it is once again poised to raise taxes even as jobs and businesses disappear. In 2007 Governor Jennifer Granholm signed the biggest tax increase in Michigan history, with most of the $1.4 billion coming from business. The personal income tax—which hits nonincorporated small businesses—was raised to 4.2% from 3.95%, and the Michigan business tax levied a surcharge of...
  • No $ for State Fair, But Millions for Muslims & Lefties: Mich Says Good-Bye to Historic State Fair

    09/07/2009 1:18:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 2,167+ views ^ | Sept. 7, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    Today isn’t just Labor Day, it’s the last day–forever–of the historic Michigan State Fair. Yes, it’s a sad day in Michigan history. And a sad day for me, given the great family memories I have of attending the State Fair, and given the State’s Muslim-funding priorities. Michigan’s Tax-Funding Priorities: OUT . . . This is the 161st and last year of the State Fair because Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm a/k/a “the Governatrix Gran-HO” and legislators announced they will no longer subsidize the fair, a tribute to Michigan’s largest industry: agriculture. Gran-HO announced that Michigan doesn’t have the money to pick...
  • Detroit political mess reaching governor? (RAT Granholm/RAT party paid $50k in hush money?)

    07/04/2009 1:54:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,134+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/01/09
    Detroit political mess reaching governor?Published: July 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM DETROIT, July 1 (UPI) -- A high-profile Detroit political consultant says the FBI is looking into payments he says he received to not criticize Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Sam Riddle told the Detroit News that the $50,000 he received from the Michigan Democratic Party in 2006 was election-year "hush money" to bolster Granholm's campaign against Republican Dick DeVoss. The newspaper said Wednesday that party officials called the payment a business contract for media consulting, and added that the FBI has not contacted them. Riddle also said agents also wanted...