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A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future
A Governor's Story The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future Author:Jennifer Granholm, Dan Mulhern In January 2003, Jennifer Granholm was sworn in as governor of Michigan—the eighth largest state in the nation and home to America?s auto industry. She swept into office on a campaign of hope and change, armed with youthful energy and optimism. Reality struck immediately—in the form of an inherited fiscal crisis, an imploding auto industry, and ... more »unforeseen breakdowns from hospital systems and the electric grid to collapsing cities. Then the entire country was caught up in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Throughout her two terms as governor, Jennifer Granholm led Michigan through a slew of profound economic challenges including some of the largest bankruptcies in American history and eight straight years of gigantic budget deficits.
In A Governor?s Story, Jennifer Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, provide a gripping first-hand account of a series of battles that erupted first in Michigan and swiftly spread across America: the battle for jobs in a global economy; the battle over budget deficits; the battle to rebuild a manufacturing base crippled by globalization, technological upheavals, and unfair foreign competition; and the battle to restore fairness to an economic system in which a few prosper while many suffer. In this candid account, they reveal what it took to start on the tough path to recovery in Michigan and provide a model of hope to businesses across the country. Filled with revelations from the front lines, A Governor?s Story illuminates what?s happening not just in the industrial heartland but in states across the nation, through the perspective of a dynamic leader and public servant who found herself at the heart« less