Friday, August 28, 2009

Great news for Bay City and Michigan. GM is investing $37 million in the Bay City Powertrain Plant to produce parts for the company's new electric vehicles.
That follows news about a new battery-producing plant that Dow Chemical is going to build and run in Midland.
Both developments are great for the Tri-Cities and Michigan. Every little bit of economic development helps. It will mean more jobs and generate some tax revenue for the state.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I hope that the passing of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy marks the beginning of the end to those who stand in the path of national health care reform.
Really. It's time for them to become part of the solution rather than continue to cling to a medical system that is available only to the wealthy, well-connected or powerful. It's a system that has been broken for a long time and does not serve the majority of Americans.
Kennedy called national health care "the cause of my life." He will be remembered for many things that have improved the lives of millions of Americans from all walks of life. Let's add health care reform to the list.
Name the act that creates the reform in his honor. Let KennedyCare become as well known and as universal as another of his creations: Medicare.