Happy Friday the 13th! I have a feeling this is going to be the Best Friday the 13th Ever wherein Muskegon Critic learns the True Meaning of Friday the 13th after saving Friday the 13th and is filled with the Friday the 13th spirit.
So…what’s happening in this great state of ours today?
George Heartwell, the Grand Rapids mayor, is suggesting that the State take over the task of finding wind turbine site locations.
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell called for a state takeover of the permit and site selection process for wind turbines at Ferris State University’s fifth annual Michigan Energy Conference Thursday.
“Until the state takes over permitting and siting of wind turbines, we will never see the potential of wind energy in Michigan, especially in our coastal areas,”….
…Heartwell said that’s because local officials who currently have site selection power are too often intimidated by a few influential landowners who don’t like the looks of wind turbines.
Yes. Yes. And Yes…
In other news, the laws of physics no longer apply in the State of Michigan. Governor Snyder signed the repeal of the motorcycle helmet law.
Like I teach my kids F=MA…except in Michigan! WOO!
Bounce bounce bounce….
And in a very much related topic Snyder also vetoed 10 million dollars for hospitals that provide uncompensated care.
SHuffle shuffle shuffle…
Hmmm…a $1600 bonus to teachers for improving test scores. Not sure if that counts as incentive to make teachers work harder (as if they didn’t work hard enough already) or if that’s incentive to dumb down the classes. I suppose we’ll see, eh?