By Jarrett Skorup and Matthew Needham | Michigan Capitol Confidential
LANSING — A state program awarding 12 grants totaling $67 million in taxpayer dollars created only a third of the projected jobs.
The Centers of Energy Excellence program was supposed to create 1,746 jobs by the end of 2012. Yet according to the latest 21st Century Jobs Fund Annual Report, only 588 of the jobs had been created as of Feb. 29.
"The definition of insanity is having our state government continue to selectively fund areas of the private economy and be surprised that the outcomes aren’t good," said Wendy Day, president of Common Sense in Government.
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