Gov. Granholm to be at White House on Monday

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm will be at the White House when President Barack Obama signs a bill designed to help small businesses create jobs.

The president is scheduled to sign the bill Monday afternoon.

Part of the measure is patterned after the Michigan Supplier Diversification Program, which made money available to auto suppliers to shift into other types of manufacturing when the auto industry downsized.

The bill also includes tax breaks and funds to encourage community banks to lend to small businesses.

It's unclear how many jobs it will create. Some bank executives say their customers don't want to take out loans because the sluggish economy has made them reluctant to expand their businesses.

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  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Sep 27, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    Small businesses are most successful WITHOUT government sticking in their noses. In this case, this bill is nothing more than another subsidized social program. If liberal government officials, in their arrogance, would stop believing they are so much smarter than small business owners (as well as the rest of us little people), they might take the time to learn a little history. Small businesses don't need hand-outs. They simply need government to get their greedy hands out of their pockets and stop adding to the bloated beaurocracy and red tape that they have to deal with simply in order to run a business (which, as we all know, creates more jobs in this country than any other type of employment and drives our economy forward).
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    During lunch, she will be interviewing for her new position.
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