Jennifer Granholm Quotes (63 Quotes)

    This project will help revitalize Hancock's entire downtown and provide a catalyst for future growth and job creation, ... The Scott Hotel will once again be able to play an important role in the economic development of the community.

    Using computer technology to shoot at caged animals from a distance is a corruption of our proud hunting traditions, ... This practice is nothing more than a live-action video game, and I am proud to stand with Michigan's outdoor enthusiasts in opposing it.

    That's one of the most exciting things about Michigan's future. We need to, we must capitalize on our alternative-energy vehicles that we can produce right here.

    We are taking the steps necessary to be ready to send whatever assistance is requested of us, and we are preparing to receive citizens who seek refuge in our state.

    When you get to the extremes there is, sometimes, just the need where you have to stand up.

    Well, clearly, for me in the immediate future, it is grappling, like so many other governors are grappling, with the economic woes of these states. We were all hoping to see some federal relief.

    If you are going to be progressive, then you have to make progress. And that sometimes depends on breaking a few legs.

    We want to make sure every dollar is being spent in the best possible way, ... The government wants to work with them but 19 million is a lot of money for a facility that is not so efficient.

    It's a very charming community, ... They are doing a great job here, preserving the downtown and unearthing these historical buildings.

    These are not just harmless games. The child becomes the protagonist,

    We aren't leveraging this great economic engine, the strongest economy in the world. And yet we have this totally weak response. We import $500 billion a year more in products than we export.

    A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal.

    I kind of agree with the position of most Democrats, that marriage is often a religious institution, and civil unions may be a better way to go.

    As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry.

    Her greatness lay in doing what everybody could do but doesn't. She was unexpected. She was untitled. ... (She was) an improbable warrior that was leading an unlikely army of waitresses and street sweepers and shopkeepers and auto mechanics.

    Michigan is blessed with unmatched natural beauty and a rich tradition of enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer, ... As elected officials, we have a responsibility to protect both our natural resources and the integrity of our traditions. The legislation I am signing today will do both.

    It may be tempting to look back and wring our hands over missed opportunities for change in the preceding decades. But, I'm not interested at looking in the rearview mirror except to learn.

    powerful because she was improbable. ... Her greatness lay in doing what everyone could but doesn't.

    Our Michigan troops are sacrificing so much for us serving our country and serving far away from home and family.

    We have gasoline at $2 a gallon. If that doesn't drive demand, I don't know what will.

    The White House has to participate, ... We need to have this, not just on the president's radar, but on his agenda for action so that we can provide relief to workers, competitiveness to businesses and economic growth for our states.

    What a tremendous act of generosity on the part of the donors who made this possible and what a tremendous opportunity for all these children in Kalamazoo public schools who can now go to college and chase their dreams,

    With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job.

    As the cost to provide natural gas to our citizens increases, I am reminding Michigan's utilities that the MPSC will be watching closely to ensure that charges passed on are reasonable and appropriate -- and no more, ... The MPSC must be vigilant in protecting our citizens' pocketbooks, especially when costs of the things our citizens need most are on the rise.

    From a reality perspective, I'm sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don't know what is.

    The jobs that are coming to Warren are precisely the kinds of jobs we need to transform Michigan's economy -- they're high-tech and high-paying. These jobs will help make Michigan the nation's center for automotive research, design and technology,

    The whole purpose was to say that it doesn't have to be a zero sum. It's not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants.

    We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people's feet to the fire.

    California is beautiful to look at, but you can't be a part of it like you can in Michigan.

    California has a beautiful coastline. It can be a rough coastline. The waves are huge. The rocks are steep. Same thing in Vancouver. It has a beautiful coastline. It's dramatic.

    I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It's just such an old, outdated conversation.

    We've got this proposal which has been languishing in the legislature, the Water Legacy Act, which is derived from a Republican task force on protecting the Great Lakes. Yet nothing has been done on it.

    So we just hope that all of these governors who are grappling will be able to provide the basic services to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.

    Our goal is to give these people a safe, comfortable place to rebuild their lives until they can go home to a rebuilt Gulf Coast. We had everything in place ready to accept our brothers and sisters from the south, ... State and local agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, health and human service organizations, and volunteer citizens have worked tirelessly to provide a comfortable setting for these citizens, and if necessary, transition them into transitional housing in our state.

    The bridge is a big symbol today, ... If you want to build a bridge to those who are less fortunate, this is an opportunity to do that and make Michigan proud.

    Mr. Quinn has failed to meet his responsibility to support his child, and that has consequences, ... We will use all of the tools at our disposal to ensure that parents provide for their children.

    We, too, believe the concept of a 12-12 split has some merit. With that said, we need to let the process continue, and we really won't know the final on this until late fall.

    I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need.

    The graphic nature and wide availability of these games should disturb all of us, whether or not we are parents, ... I am proud to sign legislation that will protect children from this kind of content.

    It is critical to coordinate, ... I want to repeat to all those great citizens out there who want so much to give, don't just send food or blankets or toys or clothes. We don't know where it's going to. It has to be coordinated.

    I've, we have in this state, like many other states, we're experiencing an enormous budget deficit that we're trying to grapple with. But we will have progress despite the deficits.

    The Clinton administration brought 65 cases from 1995 to 2000 before the World Trade Organization. The Bush administration has brought twelve. Twelve cases. They haven't even been able to stand up for our jobs.

    This is a commonsense law that provides parents with the tools they need to protect their children from the effects of violence and graphic adult content,

    We need to continue to make the case that Michigan is where you ought to be.

    We went to a small lake, Bass Lake. It was beautiful. It was perfectly still when we got there in the morning. The fog was lifting off the water. It was just magical. And we did catch some fish, 13 fish.

    There's only so far you can go before you say enough is enough.

    John is an iron fist in a velvet glove, ... He's every bit as determined and tenacious as he is uplifting and gracious. He's a skilled manager of people, he's well-respected by my staff and Cabinet, and he knows how to cut to the quick of solving a problem. He's the kind of professional - and friend - I trust to offer smart counsel and honest input in every situation.

    If the person at the wheel refuses to ask for directions, it is time for a new driver.

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