Gov't. Expansions in MI = 24; Gov't. Limitations = 4
"Hillary, I'd like to expand government by at least this much."
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm gave her "State of the State" address tonight, and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy did the math:
Proposed Expansions of State Government: 24
Proposed Limitations of State Government: 4
Gov. Jennifer Granholm tonight surpassed the previous record for government expansions proposed in a State of the State address, according to the Mackinac Center’s annual tally of proposals by Michigan governors to expand or limit the scope of government.
“This year’s State of the State address was a series of contradictory signals,” said Michael D. LaFaive, director of the Mackinac Center’s Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative. “The governor offered a litany of expensive proposals in the same speech in which she discussed our state’s economic distress. Michigan would probably benefit more if the proposals had been reversed, with 24 limitations and just four expansions.”