The People’s News 8/24

Here are today’s top Michi­gan news stories… DETROIT NEWS COLUMN: GOP flunks all efforts at reform — To say the GOP has earned an “F” thus far is an understatement. Now that the Leg­is­la­ture is back, Repub­li­can lead­ers can either con­tinue attack­ing pub­lic edu­ca­tion and the mid­dle class or actu­ally invest in our state and be the lead­ers that the pub­lic thought they elected. GRAND RAPIDS PRESS: Another […]

Green Jobs for Blue Waters

This week I've been in Israel, on a trade mission to cultivate water technology economic development in Michigan. As co-chair of the joint Michigan-Israeli working group on water technology, I know there's great opportunity to diversify our economy and create jobs — while leveraging our most precious natural resource, the Great Lakes. I want to […]

Happy Great Lakes Day!

Happy Great Lakes Day! Since Monday, I've been in our nation's capital meeting with the international Great Lakes Commission, which includes commissioners from every Great Lakes state, Ontario and Québec. Today, for Great Lakes Day, I'm meeting with legislators on Capitol Hill along with the other participants in the Great Lakes Commission conference: the Healing […]

The Blue Economy – Great Lakes Protection and Michigan’s Economic Transformation

  (From my remarks "The Blue Economy – Great Lakes Protection and Michigan's Economic Transformation" delivered at the Federal Reserve Bank's symposium on Fresh Water and the Great Lakes Economic Future, 11/10/08) I come to this discussion today, obviously, as the Lieutenant Governor of THE Great Lakes state and as the immediate past chair of […]

Great Lakes Tour: Fishing on Lake Huron

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  I spent my morning walleye fishing in the Tawas Bay with Dave Dickman, a local insurance agent and city councilman.  It was a beautiful morning. Great sunshine and the water had a low chop which is not the best condition for walleye fishing.  Because walleyes have such great visual acuity, fishing for them is […]

Great Lakes Tour: Cheboygan

Above: P.H. Hoeft State Park on Lake Huron (photo: janet.powell) This week's tour began with a stop at the City of Cheboygan, and featured a very unique program.  For the past 35 years, the Noble Odyssey Foundation has operated a US Navy Sea Cadet Program under the leadership of Captain Luke Clyburn.  Today the program […]

Tuesday on the Detroit River

Tuesday was an amazing day on the Detroit River.  My first visit was to the Rouge Oxbow Project at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.  In its original course, the Rouge River meandered through the farm that became the grounds of the Henry Ford Museum and Historic Greenfield Village.  Then in the 1970's, to prevent […]

Great Lakes Tour, Friday

Pam and I started our day at Thornton's Restaurant in St. Joseph.  A friendly, family restaurant, Thornton's breakfast menu features a signature item-Big Bob's Big  Bomb.  The Big Bomb is an outrageously huge omelet whose consumption will earn you a place on Thornton's Hall of Fame.  I passed up the opportunity to leave a historical […]

A great day for the Great Lakes in Michigan

In Saugatuck, the Governor signed the Water Protection Package, which the legislature passed in conjunction with the ratification of the Great Lakes Compact.   I started yesterday on the other side of the State in Port Huron with Representatives Terry Brown and John Espinoza.  We were all there to celebrate the Michigan kickoff of the […]

A great day for the Great Lakes in Michigan

(Welcome LG Cherry! – promoted by io) In Saugatuck, the Governor signed the Water Protection Package, which the legislature passed in conjunction with the ratification of the Great Lakes Compact. I started yesterday on the other side of the State in Port Huron with Representatives Terry Brown and John Espinoza.  We were all there to […]