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  • SEIU Revenue Cut in Half After 'Dues Skim' Ended

    06/24/2015 1:06:20 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/22/2015 | Jack Spencer
    The union that exploited Michigan’s home-based caregivers for the best part of a decade has seen its revenue tumble since the scheme that enabled the exploitation ended. SEIU Healthcare Michigan reported $5,398,383 in dues and fees in 2014. That's just 48 percent of the $11,307,314 it reported for 2012, the last full year during which the union's dues skim was in place. The information was contained in a financial disclosure report the union submitted to the federal government 57 days after the March 31 deadline it is apparently required to meet. The disclosure finally took place shortly after Michigan Capitol...
  • Film Tax Credits Don’t Grow the Economy

    06/22/2015 1:45:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/21/2015 | Dr. Michael Thom
    Six years ago, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm promised in a radio address that listeners should “get ready: the movies are coming to Michigan.” Each dollar spent on the state’s newly minted film tax credit program, the governor claimed, would “generate up to $3 in economic activity.” Since then, Michigan taxpayers have spent $500 million trying to lure Hollywood to the Great Lakes State. Unfortunately, they have little to show for it. A Senate Fiscal Agency report concluded that Michigan spent $37.5 and $100 million on tax credits in 2009 and 2010 to generate just $21.1 and $59.5 million, respectively,...
  • Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

    03/29/2015 9:21:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    cnn aka Clinton News Network ^ | 3-29-15 | Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families." The Democrat's comments, in an appearance on ABC's "This Week," are another signal that he's likely to challenge Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He's focusing in recent weeks on issues like income inequality and wage stagnation -- which liberal darling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her...
  • Hillary Supporter Threatens O’Malley: ‘He Better Watch It’ [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A former governor on ABC’s “This Week” made a not-so-veiled threat Sunday to former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that he could lose a cabinet position in Hillary Clinton’s administration by running against her. Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Ready for Hillary PAC said, “She is comfortable enough to be able to withstand a primary.” Granholm added, “And Martin O’Malley, he’s a very nice guy, and I was thinking he might make a nice member of a President Clinton administration, so he better watch it.” “I think he and anybody else,...
  • Jennifer Granholm: Not doing what Obama wants is Republicans’ ‘Katrina Moment’ (VIDEO)

    07/13/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 13 2014 | Soopermexican
    Former Michigan Governor Jen Granholm is one of the nuttier of the Democrats, and she didn’t fail to fulfill expectations on Meet the Press, when she claimed that Republicans denying what Obama wants to do is their “Katrina Moment.” (Video @ )
  • 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. …
  • District's P.E. Teachers Average Tens of Thousands of Dollars More Than Math and Science Employees

    03/05/2013 12:27:58 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/2/2013 | Tom Gantert
    In the Wayne-Westland Community Schools, high school math teachers are the lowest paid as a group and make on average almost $25,000 less a year than the physical education teachers. The high school science teachers make $11,000 less than the district’s gym teachers on average. The salaries are set by a six-year teacher’s contract Wayne-Westland agreed to in 2008 and runs through 2014. The salary schedule determines pay solely by years of experience and education background. On average, physical education teachers were the highest paid group and made $78,675 a year. Teacher gross salaries can also include pay for extracurricular...
  • Keiser Report: Hollywood Accounting (Granholm film studio scam0

    12/08/2012 9:08:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 08 December 2012
    Video 25:46 First half: discussion about Governor Jennifer Granholm and her connection to tax funded Hollywood film studio scam in Pontiac MI Second half: Matt Taibbi
  • Michigan Town Woos Hollywood, but Ends Up With a Bit Part (Ganholm)

    12/08/2012 9:14:47 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03 December 2012 | Louise Story
    PONTIAC, Mich. — Even the great and powerful Oz could not save the film studio that was supposed to save this town. The studio, a state-of-the-art facility fit for Hollywood blockbusters, had risen from the ruins of a General Motors complex here. It was the brainchild of a small group of investors with big plans: the studio would attract prestigious filmmakers, and the movie productions would create jobs and pump money into the local economy. A glamorous sheen would rub off on this down-on-its-luck town. But in Pontiac, happy endings do not usually come Hollywood-style. The tale behind the studio,...
  • 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
  • Facts show Democrats are job creators (barf alert)

    05/20/2012 3:20:42 PM PDT · by bishop22 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/12 | Jennifer Granholm
    I delivered the faculty graduation address last weekend at the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. It’s one of the nation’s best and the reason is its emphasis on rigorous data analysis. Any public policy wonk worth her salt must be focused on data in order to replicate policy successes.
  • Granholm: 'I love the Occupy Wall Street movement' [Mega-barf]

    11/15/2011 7:19:24 PM PST · by Numbers Guy · 61 replies
    Current TV ^ | 11/15/11 | Current TV
    Jennifer Granholm, host of "The War Room," says she loves the Occupy movement and discusses what she'd like to see come out of it. She also says she's excited to join Keith Olbermann and Cenk Uygur in their coverage of the protests, which balances the mainstream media's focus on scattered clashes with police and other skirmishes.
  • Why President Obama is betting big on battery plants in Michigan,

    07/14/2010 3:47:57 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies ^ | July 14, 2010 | Rick Haglund
    Heads up Michigan Freepers. Why President Obama is betting big on battery plants in Michigan, Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 11:57 AM Rick Haglund . HOLLAND -- Michigan might seem to be the last place a beleaguered president looking for a positive economic bounce would visit. After all, the state is known for having the worst-performing economy in the U.S. during the past decade. And although Michigan no longer is tagged with the highest unemployment rate in the nation -- Nevada now holds that distinction -- joblessness here still stands at an unacceptable 13.6 percent. But President Barack Obama will...
  • Mich. Gov: Electric Cars to Create 62, 000 Jobs

    07/14/2010 5:43:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 74 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 14th, 2010
    Mich. Gov: Electric Cars to Create 62, 000 Jobs July 14, 2010 Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says the next generation of electric cars and their batteries will create 62,000 jobs in the state over the next decade. Granholm made the prediction Wednesday, a day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit a groundbreaking ceremony for a battery plant outside Grand Rapids. Granholm says the new jobs demonstrate the need for federal and state investment in private industry. She says the partnership with federal government is the key to manufacturing in the U.S. The Alliance for American Manufacturing says more...
  • Michigan lottery, gambling and cigs taxes plummet, Gov. Granholm says decline is "breathtaking".

    03/12/2009 11:32:18 AM PDT · by mombyprofession · 95 replies · 2,845+ views ^ | March 11. 2009 | Peter Luke
    by Peter Luke | Lansing Bureau Wednesday March 11, 2009, 6:54 PM LANSING -- Michigan residents bought fewer Michigan lottery tickets, cigarettes, clothes, restaurant meals and household goods, as they saw the stock market plummet and the economic outlook darken. The sharp pullback in consumer spending sent sales tax receipts downward 18 percent in February, or more than $100 million. It will force Gov. Jennifer Granholm and lawmakers to cut the budget more, agree on tax increases or use more of the federal economic stimulus money to balance the state's books. It was the steepest monthly decline in 25 years....
  • Racial wounds resurface in Detroit election year

    03/05/2009 5:26:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies · 1,499+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/5/2009 | Corey Williams
    Cobo convention center, one of the many aging buildings downtown, is threatening to become the latest tinderbox in resurgent racial hostilities between the mostly black city and its predominantly white suburbs. With calls for self-determination in how the venue operates, members of Detroit's embattled City Council have reopened wounds more than four decades old. (snip) Last week, Council President Monica Conyers, who is black, told a white Teamsters' union official during a contentious meeting on whether to accept the deal that most of the people who work at Cobo during the annual North American International Auto Show "don't look like...
  • Democrats hold first televised debate in Marquette (Blanchard vs Granholm vs Bonior)

    07/18/2002 4:18:31 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 12 replies · 316+ views
    AP ^ | 7-18-02 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    Democrats hold first televised debate in Marquette By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN The Associated Press 7/18/02 3:51 PM MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) -- The three Democratic candidates for governor held a heated debate Thursday in their first televised meeting. The hour-long verbal matchup at Northern Michigan University was one of two for the Democratic candidates before the Aug. 6 primary. All three aggressively challenged their opponents, shaking fingers at each other at times and raising their voices on more than one occasion. Former Gov. James Blanchard and U.S. Rep. David Bonior both accused Attorney General Jennifer Granholm of working too closely with...