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Tue March 31, 2009
Governor to press Obama aide for auto aid
By Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network
East Lansing, MI – East Lansing, MI (MPRN) - Governor Granholm is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Lansing with President Obama's auto recovery director, Edward Montgomery.
The governor says she will continue to press her case for more aid for the Detroit auto companies.
The governor says she still hopes all the Detroit car companies can avoid bankruptcy.
She says she's pleased the president gave General Motors and Chrysler more time to finalize the turnaround plans that would qualify them for more federal loans.
And Granholm says she'll be asking for more help from the Obama administration.
That includes incentives for people to turn in their older vehicles for more fuel-efficient, domestically built models, and tax breaks and subsidies that would make electric cars affordable to consumers when they hit the market.