(Community Matters 60) Haadsma on Clean Energy, $3M for Albion School Building, BlueOval Cut Back

In his first legislative update to Community Matters since the Michigan House of Representatives left for the holiday break, 44th District Rep. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek) returns to discuss:

  • The balance of power in the House after two Democrats' campaigns for mayor in the Detroit area are successful.
  • Michigan's clean energy bills signed recently by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, which include a state override component for wind and solar on agricultural land.
  • A supplemental budget that brings $3 million for an Albion school building.
  • Reaction to the Ford Motor Company announcement that it would scale back intended production of EV batteries at the planned BlueOval Battery Park in Marshall.

Episode Resources
Michigan House of Representatives website
Rep. Jim Haadsma website and contact info
Michigan 44th House District Map
Michigan Recent Legislative Activity

BlueOval Battery Park Michigan website
Ford Careers website
Marshall, Michigan website
Marshall Township,  Michigan website
Ford Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park Michigan
Choose Marshall-MAEDA website
CATL website
PA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer Explained
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite website
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook page
Other battery plant and Community Matters episodes

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 8:00 AM and PM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.