Mackinac Policy Conference
The governor says the recent introduction of House bills to cut $135 million in economic development funds to improve roads is costing jobs and investment.
Bill Ford said he believes the future outlook of the auto industry in Michigan is “super exciting.”
“It’s not just a weird idea of a job. This is real work that really exists and real people are really doing it.”
Retired Judge Steven Rhodes says it’s crucial that local governments make their pension plan contributions and not put it off.
The Kresge Foundation says it will invest in large-scale Detroit projects that help convert blighted land into mixed-use, mixed-income developments.
Leaders say the Republican-led Legislature has no excuse to ignore Detroit Public School’s debt because the state ultimately is constitutionally responsible for it.
“Connected and autonomous vehicle technology is evolving on a daily basis on the streets of Southeast Michigan, perhaps in the vehicle right next to you.”
Enbridge has said repeatedly the line is well-maintained and poses no threat.
“I have to carry my company’s flag much higher and every touch that I have with a potential customer has to be a positive touch.”
More than half of survey respondents who voted no on Proposal 1 said they believed the initiative gave tax money away to too many other things.