LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Thursday picked outgoing state Sen. Bob Emerson of Flint to be her new budget director.
Emerson would replace Mary Lannoye, who is becoming Granholm's chief of staff. The effective date of Emerson's appointment would be Jan. 3.
"Bob has earned not only my respect but the respect of those on both sides of the aisle as a fair and honest individual with a passion for making Michigan a better place for everyone," Granholm said in a statement. "I am honored that Bob will continue his service to the citizens of Michigan."
Bob Emerson was one of the most left wing of all of Michigan's state senators. His budgets, combined with the constitution convention project from Phil Power/Joe Schwarz, should scare all Michiganders.