Category Archives: Jennifer Granholm
Governor Granholm’s officed release this photo of our dearest Governor upholding her end of a bet with North Carolina’s Governor Perdue. In addition to posing with North Carolina athletic gear and eating a Krispy Kreme with North Carolina blue icing she also personally donated $100 to a charity of Governor Perdue’s choice.
Note the Michigan State Ball strategically placed in the background.
May this never happen again.
Sarah Palin “really set back the cause of hot governors”
The governor also poked fun at Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell who was embroiled in his own awkward-governor-joke scandal when he claimed unmarried Arizona governor had plenty of time to devote to her new job as Homeland Security Secretary because she has “no life.”
Governor Granholm was asked whether she would apologize by the Detroit News. That’s the important hard hitting questions that are the reason the News is so successful. Wait what did you say?
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Ya so the 9/11 thing is there because I couldn’t find the Danish and American flags any other way
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Big photo of Camila Ballario: the winner of Michigan Idol.Â She’s a sophomore at the Music school.Â I thought the whole point of these competitions was for them to be amateur only.
Jennifer Granholm wants to cut three percent from state funding for higher education and then ask universities not to raise tuition.Â Stabbing schools in the back with one hand and lecturing them on what not to do in order to get back on their feet with the other.Â Well… I guess that certainly shows some guts.
Fallout continues from the Governor’s budget betrayal.Â Wait for the same things to happen at U-M.
Budget proposal fallout: MSU board warns of tuition hikes
The governor’s new budget cuts funding for state universities by 3% and then she has the audacity to demand that states freeze tuition.Â Yes this is a time of recession, yes everything has to be cut.Â But the general budget has been cut by 1.5% while funding for state universities has been cut 3%, double the cuts to everything else.Â That’s 3% out of an education budget that is already the nation’s most pathetic.Â And after decades of betrayal by Lansing, higher education is now once again the first thing on the state chopping-block.Â And don’t tell me Michigan has to spend so little on education because it has been mired in a recession for years.Â First of all, that’s all the more reason that we need to educate our next generation, but second of all, Michigan is still far from the poorest state in the country.Â We rank 35th out of the 50 states by GDP per capita.Â State universities have had no choice but to increase tuition as state funding has plummeted.Â If the state continues to abandon universities, those universities have no choice but to raise their own funds.
Update: Other programs weren’t cut at all.Â It looks like this is just a matter of misplaced priorities.
The days when our government could be all things to all people are behind us.Â This is no time for special interests or pet projects.Â Itâ€™s a time that demands relentless focus and discipline.
Good-paying jobs.Â Education and training.Â Protecting our people.
~ Governor Granholm delivering the State of the State.
Governor Granholm was on CNN this morning and argued that the stimulus package needs to be passed and it needs to be passed now for Michigan and for the nation.Â Moody’s has predicted the stimulus could create 150,000 jobs in Michigan.Â That’s a lot.Â Michigan is, arguably, hurting more than any state in the country in the current recession.Â Unfortunantly, the rapid relief this country needs may be help up by the Senate Republicans.Â As usual, it relies on tax cuts.Â Points for consistency I suppose.Â If only their wren’t those pesky facts to deal with… you know the ones that say they don’t work.
With the economic situation, nearly every state is facing a deficit as tax revenue decreases while demand for state services increases.Â And since states are bound by balanced-budget amendments, they don’t have the same leeway to adjust to the economic times that the federal government does.Â Taxes must be raised.Â Services must be cut.Â And here in Michigan, like throughout the country, it’s students’ necks who are on the chopping block yet again. (more…)