(Community Matters 25) Haadsma on BlueOval: Best Regional Economic News in ‘Decades’

First Aired April 1, 2023

In the first of his periodic check-ins with Community Matters, Rep. Jim Haadsma (D-44th District) discusses his impressions of the Ford BlueOval battery plant slated for the Marshall Megasite. He also discusses recent legislative action in the Michigan House, including repeal of Right-to-Work.

Episode Resources

Michigan House of Representatives website
Rep. Jim Haadsma website and contact info
Michigan 44th House District Map
Michigan Recent Legislative Activity
Bridge News: Michigan House votes to repeal Right-to-Work, restore prevailing wage


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

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