This is a rather entertaining series on how government works.
Duggan isn’t corrupt? Here, pull this finger.
I hope Slick Rick’s inaugural emcee buddy ends up in a cell next to Kwame.
Who couldn’t see something like this coming from Mike Duggan?
“Today I decided to endorse Warren Evans for Wayne County executive,” Duggan said in a statement. “Of all the candidates, Warren Evans is the one with whom I can best partner to do the job you elected me to do in the city of Detroit.”
Yep. Alien vs Predator with a dash of coverup agenda succession. Nevertheless, if ones politics are inline within the Democratic Party, the powers that be will surround, embrace, protect, and nurture…
Detroit’s planned 3.3-mile $137 million Woodward Avenue streetcar project faces a $12 million funding shortfall, and Michigan members of Congress warn the project could be in jeopardy unless the Transportation Department gives it more money.
A two-page letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx obtained by The Detroit News on Tuesday warns that the project urgently needs additional grant money to proceed. But even without federal funds, officials of the so-called M-1 project says it would survive — but concede it might have to be scaled back.
Whoa! Has anyone looked at the top two names listed on the M-1 Rail Board of Directors? Click here. So, you mean to tell me that Roger Penske, or Dan Gilbert, both billionaires, can’t reach into their front pocket and pull out $6M each? YGBFKM. Better yet, if one looks a little further down the Board of Director names listed one will see Ilitch Holdings. How about giving a little back to the rest of us in the state, Mike and Marian? There you go. Penske, Gilbert, and Ilitch, can all pony up $3M each to cover the “shortfall”.
Funny how yet another .gov subsidized P3 project always has these budget “shortfalls,” isn’t it?
The May 1 letter, which has not previously been made public, discloses that Detroit applied for a supplemental $12.2 million grant from the Transportation Department’s TIGER grant program. The project received $25 million in federal funds from the program in January 2013.
“Without the requested $12.2 million TIGER grant, this important project will be delayed indefinitely, and we fear the resulting costs could make the project unaffordable,” said the letter signed by Sens. Carl Levin of Detroit, Debbie Stabenow of Lansing and Reps. Sander Levin of Royal Oak, John Dingell of Dearborn, John Conyers of Detroit and Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township. The lawmakers, all Democrats, urged Foxx to “award a TIGER grant to close the funding gap.”
Subsidies in perpetuity! Get ready to keep paying up, Nerd voting suckers.
“You’ve heard of the bridge to nowhere? Welcome to the jail for no one.”
Told ya. You’re getting warmer, Ross. However, that jail for no one will be gobbled up by Dan Gilbert for pennies on the dollar.
And, you’ve got a whole gaggle of MI-GOP bootlickers who watched Rakolta line his pockets, main one being, the State AG. Next question would reasonably be, what did the wife of former State AG (Commissioner Laura Cox) know, and when did she know it?
Will the FBI turn up improprieties surrounding Mitt’s National Finance Co-Chairmen, John Rakolta?
Sure are some strange bedfellows though…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Romney Press Office
September 8, 2011
857-288-3610MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF MICHIGAN SENATE MAJORITY LEADER RANDY RICHARDVILLE, BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today welcomed the support of Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe), who will serve as a Co-Chair of the Romney campaign in Michigan.
“Michigan will be a critical state during the Republican nomination process, as well as the General Election, and I’m honored to have Majority Leader Richardville join my team,” said Mitt Romney.
“I am pleased to support Mitt Romney for president. I’ve had the opportunity to talk with Mitt specifically about Michigan and he clearly understands the challenges our state faces and his personal connections to our state will ensure that Michigan will be on his mind in the White House,” said Richardville. “Mitt’s background as a conservative businessman and successful Governor will make him a president we can count on to help Michigan get back on track.”
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, chairman of the Michigan Romney campaign, welcomed the addition of Majority Leader Richardville saying, “We are assembling a leadership team here in Michigan for Governor Romney that is second-to-none. Randy has exhibited strong leadership in the State Senate, sharing Governor Romney’s focus on jobs and the economy, and he will be a valuable asset as we win Michigan for Mitt Romney.”
In addition, the Romney campaign announced the support of the following Michigan business and community leaders:
National Finance Co-Chairmen
John Rakolta, Jr.
G. Scott Romney
Michigan Finance Co-Chairmen
Greg Schwartz, Sr.
Michigan Finance Committee Members – Southeast Michigan
John Rakolta III
Gregory Schwartz, Jr.
Michigan Finance Committee Members – West Michigan
Marge Byington Potter
John Van Fossen
Carol Van Andel
David Van Andel
Background On Senator Majority Leader Randy Richardville:
Randy Richardville was elected to the Michigan Senate in November, 2006. Upon re-election in 2010, he was selected as Senate Majority Leader. Prior to his election to the Senate, Randy spent three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1999-2004. He held a leadership position in the House in each of his terms.
Prior to being elected to office, Randy worked in the business community – with 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies.
Hmmmm, and it was just on October 18 we all went through this.
“People expect the FBI to step in and do their job, but I would also say it’s possibly a missed opportunity for this state government and for us in Lansing to have shown that there is something that is there in our state that needs some looking in to, that we be willing to do it,” said Olumba.
Indeed Rep. Olumba. Hey, you know something Rep. Olumba, I was just thinking that maybe what happened to your request is…
No. Not saying. Just saying… what if?