Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 15, 2013

George Weeks: Engler takes another Michigan role


They wrote: “Business and elected officials agree that the United States needs tax reform. But we must be cautious that reform implemented will truly benefit American companies, both large and small, and actually help to grow the economy.”

While they did not outline a detailed solution, they said: “Should Congress consider limiting interest deductibility as part of tax reform, every business will be impacted. Companies will have less capital, make fewer investments and contribute less to economic welfare. Fewer jobs will be created and business may be forced to close their doors.”

Granholm touts Dem prospects (bf)

Former 2003-2010 Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm is now affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley but is still a voice in Michigan and national politics.

She’s pushing Hillary Rodham Clinton as a 2016 candidate for president, declaring:

“I’m not just ready for Hillary—I’m ready to get going in her campaign.”

In promoting U.S. Rep Gary Peters of Oakland County, the Democratic consensus 2014 contender to replace retiring Sen. Carl Levin, she said:

“Whether it meant taking on special interests to advocate for Michigan manufacturers or stop restrictions to women’s health care, Gary has proven to us that he is the kind of progressive champion we need in Washington.

It might seem early, but Gary’s race is already tight. Michigan could very well be the firewall to protect a Democratic Majority in the U.S. Senate. So with pollsters showing the race in a “dead heat,” we can’t afford to waste any time showing our support for Gary.

Honors for Chuck Yob

For four decades Republican activist Chuck Yob has served his party in a variety of ways starting as Kent County chairman and later as Michigan’s 1989-2008 Republican National Committeman. Currently he is chairman of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission.

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