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Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 Gov. Rick Snyder appointed David Fischer, of Bloomfield Hills, to the Judicial Tenure Commission.
The commission works to ensure the integrity of the judicial process and preserve public confidence in the courts. It is responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct or incapacity, and for recommending any disciplinary action.
"David has extensive experience with public service and private sector roles," Snyder said. "His unique background will benefit the commission and our citizens."
Fischer is the chairman and CEO of The Suburban Collection, the 13th largest automotive group in the country and one of the largest privately owned automotive groups in Michigan. He serves as chairman emeritus of the North American International Auto Show, is a member of the College of Creative Studies Board of Trustees and is the emeritus director of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Fischer and his wife actively support more than 20 charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Fischer will serve a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2014. He replaces Richard Long. The appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. The executive director of the Judicial Tenure Commission is Paul Fischer. He and David Fischer are not related.
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Moroun, 84, and Stamper, 62, were sent to jail Thursday as punishment for their company being found in contempt of court. Judge Prentis Edwards said Detroit International Bridge Co. repeatedly failed to follow his orders to work with the state of Michigan and get the Gateway Project done.
have anything to do with THIS?
The son of a Detroit judge who is set to impose contempt of court penalties against Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun has been appointed to the bench by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
Somebody has some splainin to do.
It likely won't be Mr Moroun.
For the sake of integrity in the bench, perhaps in the executive branch in Lansing, I want to see a really good reason. I am really seriously shaken by this if it is true.
I know one fan of this site whom I hope would take a look at this. I pray there is no quid pro quo, but for the life of me I cannot get over what would have to be the crappiest coincidence in Michigan political history.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
From the same folks trying to stick taxpayers with a boondoggle bridge for the Canucks.
"This past year marks the highest ridership totals ever on Amtrak services in Michigan," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. "All three lines, especially the Blue Water, have made great gains, despite the slowdowns on the Pontiac/Detroit-Chicago corridor. We've taken steps to repair the track between Kalamazoo and Ypsilanti, so that will help bring speeds back to what customers expect."
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
The Governerd goes full court press for that end of October vote on the boondoggle bridge.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will meet in Detroit with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Mayor Dave Bing to discuss the state's high-speed rail and other transportation efforts.
NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEETING
Senate Economic Development
SB 410 Sen. Richardville Transportation; funds; a new international bridge crossing act; create.
SB 411 Sen. Richardville Transportation; authorities; authority created under the new international bridge crossing act; include as an eligible governmental agency under the state trunk line highway system act.
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But which facts?
In an attempt to lure lawmakers into thinking popular opinion is on the side of committing Michigan to a boondoggle project that is the NITC, the administration is now pushing polls that seem to show consensus. At least once "they know the facts." A couple of weeks ago from the Ivory Tower:
"Two-thirds of Michigan voters support Gov. Rick Snyder's plan for a new bridge to Windsor once they understand Canada's role in helping to pay for the span, new poll results showed Monday.
Business Leaders for Michigan, which portrays itself as a competitive business group is comprised of such conservative giants as Mary Sue Coleman, Timothy Collins, John Bryant, and other rent seeking, rely on government for their success types. I mean Gerard Anderson of DTE? Jon Barfield? Daniel Akerson of GM? And those are just a few on the list.
Folks, I present to you the greatest collection of crony capitalists this side of Wall Street. And they are all in our back yard. In this writer's view, these folks wouldn't understand a free market business model if it hit them on the head with a hard bound copy of Atlas Shrugged. The few Republicans you may find in the overall group are names added to give credibility to the rest and still does not guarantee their business models are not reliant on government handouts, intervention or "collaboration." (Read: taking from us to make their model work)
And these lefty supporting, steal from the taxpayer types want the bridge and are pushing heavily for it.
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FYI, LG Calley will be in Sterling Heights on Tuesday to plug the guv's plan to <strike>use taxpayer money to directly compete against a private business</strike> promote a new bridge into Canada.
The Meeting will take place in the Sterling Heights Public Library at 7:00pm on September 6th.
Watch out for that annoying roundabout out in front.
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Republicans in Lansing.
Never let the list of questions WHY the governor wants this bridge project to go on become shortened prematurely. The Canadians are considering this a "done deal" and are building a road to the presumed location of a new bridge. The one that has no investors, no Michigan money tied up, and is not going to cost us a dime, if one were to believe promoters of it. Even though $41 million has already been spent by Michigan taxpayers the Canadian government is sure they are not building a road to nowhere:
"What if Michigan doesn't approve it?" some nervous Nellies wailed on The Star's comment threads of the new bridge. "Then it really will be a road to nowhere!"
Oh yeah. Thats right its about power and taxes.
I guess no private entity should EVER hold that kind of power, that would be bad.
Why is that? Why is it important to destroy a Michigan business for the sake of another country's desires? Why is it so important to this governor that he would put our tax dollars at risk by continuing to promote in a different way what could be done in the same location already?
This type of activity by two governments is exactly the reason the original owners of the bridge sought the treaty that grants that authority to the owners of the bridge in perpetuity. Is it the end of that treaty that a private entity controls that these two governments seek?
Do not stop asking.
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