Governor Heading to Germany

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Jennifer Granholm plans to leave Monday for a trade trip to Germany and Belgium.

It will be the Democrat's eighth overseas trade trip. She plans to talk with leaders of high-tech companies she thinks can help Michigan move toward gaining jobs in green technology and alternative fuels, although her office hasn't provided specifics.

The governor has made previous trade trips to Germany, Austria, Japan, Sweden and the Middle East.

She'll be accompanied by officials from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and NextEnergy, a Detroit-based nonprofit that nurtures alternative and renewable energy uses.

Lt. Gov. John Cherry will be responsible for running the state in Granholm's absence.


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  • by LT Location: Lenox on Jul 4, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    This is the think of our political leadership all around the country. From Granholm looking to import jobs and export American dollars, to Obama forcing Chrysler to sellout to Fiat, to Arnold bankrupting California. It's all about the selling of America. As long as we live small, they have a reason to live large. It's like Rahm Emanuel said "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste".
  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2009 at 07:59 PM
    How many trips has this woman taken already??? AND NO BIG jobs are in MICHIGAN at all from her extensive travel??? Her spending spending spending is alot like her Pres.nobama, who all he has done to this day is SPEND! Typical DEMOCRAT. And she is probably using STIMULUS MONEY on top of taxpayers footing the bill!! Maybe she should be looking for someone to manufacture MICHIGAN BUCK..her own printing press for MONEY..
  • by JB Location: Jackson on Jul 2, 2009 at 07:17 PM
    Nothing is going to come of it, she is just wasting time and money by going over there. As for Mr. Cherry let him run things Jenny can not handle it she just wants to go on trips that she does nto have to pay for.
  • by Jim Location: From Lansing area on Jul 2, 2009 at 05:17 PM
    This is crazy the state is making it's workers take furlough days and she's going off to Germany. Have these trips shes been taking really pay off. I don't really see it. She (in my opinion) has ruined this state, (and yes I know it started long before she became govener).
  • by Jay Location: Dansville on Jul 2, 2009 at 04:59 PM
    Hmmm...another trip for GranMole..paid for, by the people of Michigan. All these trips she takes and Michigan is still at the bottom of the barrel.
  • by Traveling Show on Jul 2, 2009 at 04:46 PM
    Obviously our governor has no faith in American companies creating Green Jobs. More overseas investment means more real-estate owned by foreign entities. Have I nice trip, I'm sure Mr. Cherry is looking forward to reigning over the kingdom in your absence. Why does the article have to point out Mr. Cherry has her back. Doesn't he always. Maybe this is his first real opportunity to promote his election bid for 2010. Welcome to Michigan politics.
  • by JB Location: Jackson on Jul 2, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    Well here goes Jenny again wasting money on trips overseas. She just wants a vacation and this is how she can get it and to use tax dollars to pay for it. She is such a waste.
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