Michigan Governor Covers Economy Issues


Re-educating Michigan residents was a key topic during a governor's town hall meeting in Grand Rapids.

Tonight, Governor Jennifer Granholm hosted "your money, your future."

It is an effort by Granholm to explain how she plans to turn the state's economy around!

Since 1999, Michigan has lost 261-thousand manufacturing and automotive jobs.

One resident asked how people, who have been laid off, are supposed to get the correct training to start a new career.

Granholm says she has an idea.

"Take those 30 something, 40 something, 50 something, who've got a great career ahead of them if they'd only had short-term training. we call this "no worker left behind. one time only, we'll give them one shot in the next three years, if those adults, wish to be re-trained for specific vacancies, not just any old re-training, but for specific vacancies, we'll pay their tuition, community college, or training," says Gov. Granholm.

"No Worker Left Behind" is still in development stages, and has not been approved by the state legislature.


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