Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer on Tuesday unveiled a 10-point jobs plan that he says is designed to create a Michigan that works for everyone, not just the wealthy. Highlights of the plan, entitled Blueprint: A Michigan that Works for Everyone, include: reversing Governor Rick Snyder’s cuts to education and creating a Michigan In-Sourcing Initiative to provide a one-stop-shop for businesses seeking to bring jobs to Michigan from other states and countries like China and Mexico. Schauer’s plan also calls for expanding lending programs for small businesses so entrepreneurs have access to start-up capital; adopting tougher “Buy Michigan First” policies to ensure tax dollars support Michigan businesses and help create Michigan jobs and raising Michigan’s Renewable Energy Standard to 30 percent clean energy by 2035. The former congressman claims his jobs plan will create a strong economy built on a strong middle class that has the economic security to afford a safe home, reliable car, a kids’ college fund and an occasional family vacation. Schauer’s plan is available online at markschauer.com/jobsplan.
Houghton City Council to Consider Paving Projects Tonight
The Houghton city council will discuss some potential summer road paving projects at its meeting …