Boating will have another bad year on Michigan waterways
I remember supper with David Halberstam at Emil's in Lansing, MI

GR blogger brings me up-to-date about my legislator, Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing

Knowing that Michigan is facing some really hard budget choices, I've been looking for some information about the activities and positions of my representatives in the Michigan Legislature.

It's important to set a little context about the financial condition of state government here.  We need to cut more than $600 million from the state budget by the last day of September.  Living here and watching our political leaders you feel like the doomsday clock has started running.  So, it's natural to look for information about what are elected officials are doing and saying.

In an earlier post, I complained about a paucity of info from my reps, State Rep. Barb Byrum and Sen. Gretchen Whitmer.

Well,Nick from the blog Michigan Right has come to the rescue.  Seems that Sen. Whitmer wants to legalize cloning in the Great Lakes state.  Read his post and check the links.  It's hard to argue her intent.

It's hard to not be sarcastic about this and become more cynical about the role or the non-role that our lawmakers seem to be playing in deciding the future of our state.

I wonder if either one knows about blogs and how they could be used to inform their constituents.

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