Imaging that. And, CPA Snyder’s $250,000/year numbers guru John Nixon, bails out of Michigan a year ago, too? Go figure.
Snyder enlisted the help of Detroit attorney George Scott Romney, the brother of 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in bringing Nixon to Michigan, because Romney shared ties to Utah and the Mormon faith.
“They’re just a wonderful family,” Romney said of Nixon, who along with his wife, DeAnn, has six children between the ages of 4 and 17.
“I was disappointed” to hear Nixon was leaving, Romney said, but “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for him.”
Leaving is “a wonderful opportunity”? That’s an understatement. Then again, ‘ol Elder “Arithmetic” Romney ain’t never been too sharp with numbers, has he?
Hmmm, now where have we seen these money grab pay-to-play schemes before? Oh! That’s right, Wayne County. And that worked out just swell, yes?
I’ve long said that Ross Jones, is the only reporter in Michigan, worth following. Unfortunately, there’s a new Senate Marshal in Lansing (heavy on the marsh part), and he goes by the nickname of, Sen. Arlan Randy Ficano.
Macomb County sez, “we loves us some “Pufferfish“.”
County GOP chairwoman Linda Torp says in a statement that her party is “ honored that one of the presidential front-runners … has chosen Macomb County for one of his first visits to Michigan as he considers a run for the nomination.
U.S. Rep. Candice Miller [Oink, oink], R-Harrison Township, and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson [busy schedule, huh?] are also scheduled to attend.
Christie recently delivered speeches in Illinois and in Iowa, another early state in the presidential nominating process.
Christie came to Michigan a few times last year to campaign for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other state Republicans. His expected March visit follows another potential Republican presidential candidate to visit Michigan. Jeb Bush spoke to the Detroit Economic Club on Feb. 5, where he outlined his vision for a “right to rise society.”
MDOT is a gift that keeps on giving fodder against a 16.7% sales tax hike scheme.
The State of Michigan is paying $1.1 million a year to lease 23 passenger rail cars it can’t use — and likely won’t use for at least another two years — as the taxpayer tab for the troubled project approaches $12 million and counting.
The 1950s and ’60s-era double-decker cars are sitting in a rail yard in Owosso, where they are expected to remain for the indefinite future.
The Michigan Department of Transportation started leasing the cars in 2010 for two commuter rail passenger services proposed between Detroit and Ann Arbor, and Howell and Ann Arbor.
Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, said he doesn’t want to say much until he has more information on the contract. The deal was signed during the administration of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, but amended four times during the administration of Snyder, a Republican — each time to increase the contract’s maximum cost.
Now a brief message from the Michigan Automobile Dealers Associations’ schwantz-swallower.
Didja catch that? “It doesn’t change current law at all”. And, he stared us in the eye saying that. So, why is the legislature frivolously wasting our tax dollars writing Law that does nothing? More Snyder lies. Second point, if it had such “strong legislative support. The House vote was 106 to 1, the Senate vote 38 to nothing,” then what the f**k is this veto?
Jail contractor Walbridge Aldinger was selected over objections from contractors who complained the process favored the company. Its CEO, John Rakolta, served on a board of a nonprofit led by Mullin that was paying her a $75,000 bonus atop her $200,000 salary from the county.
Being bullied by out-of-council bar fests is NOTHING compared to what goes on in DC.
After 5 months, Paul Mitchell decided he couldn’t handle the political nature and pressure of a lowly St. Clair City Council seat.
Paul Mitchell in may of 2008, was fed up with council members who wouldn’t support his road millage (this while the banks were just starting to show cracks at the seams from declining property values) and talked behind his back. Those meanies made him send a letter of resignation to then Mayor Bill Cedar, to inform him he was taking his marbles and going home. He wrote regarding a millage discussion on the council:
“I believe resignation is the best course of action for me in light of my experiences in almost 5 months on council. ..”
“… several council members would support (some reluctantly) a community survey and strategic planning at an open meeting, but then have separate private conversations ..”
Really? Is that all it takes to scare him off? Something that (right or not) happens in every single community every single day. Something that would be better served by staying on and making THEIR existence more miserable. Transparency is not served well with a side order of quitter’s soup. Woof.
Our message to Mr Mitchell?
Toughen up puss-cake. If you are going to buy yourself a seat in the US Congress you better damned well have the fortitude to handle the fact that most every person you speak with in DC is hiding something.