Lansing – Why does Michigan need a new law that would grant the Secretary of the State Senate, Carol Morey Viventi, the authority to convey by quit claim deed the State-owned Farnum Building? Who are the Michigan tax payers who would even consider changing state law to grant authority to transfer ownership of a $6,000,000 State-owned property to the secretary of a cabal of 38 politicians? See link to SB 509 Analysis below.
According to a Detroit Free Press article that appeared on Jan. 6th, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe is leading 22 of 38 State Senators who are “apparently at odds with the state’s strategy” and talking of selling the state-owned Farnum Building, which houses Michigan Senate offices, and moving senators into the nearby Capitol View Building.
The state leases that building from developer Ron Boji, and it houses top managers from the Department of Community Health. See the link to how State Senators voted below.
Adding to the intrigue was Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, saying she understands a deal already has been struck with Republicans to sell the Farnum Building to Boji. According to the Free Press Richardville has acknowledged talking to Boji and another Lansing developer, Joel Ferguson. See link to Detroit Free Press article below.
Who is Ron Boji and the Boji Group? “Most of the dirt on this company and its principals was dug up by impressive investigative reports made by Detroit-area news outlet WXYZ’s Ross Jones and Fox 2 News’ Charlie Le Duff.” See link for “dirt” on Boji below.
Despite all the baggage connected to Boji, he’s still a BIG favorite of crony capitalist Governor Rick Snyder. Governor appoints Ron Boji to Michigan Strategic Fund Monday, January 7, 2013 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Ron Boji, of Orchard Lake, to the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors.
From approving private activity bonds and authorizing Community Development Block Grant applications to acting as the fiduciary agent for the 21st Century Jobs Fund, the 11-member board promotes economic development and job creation.
Ron Boji appointed to state Transportation Commission Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ron Boji, of Orchard Lake, to the state Transportation Commission. The six-member commission is the policy-making body for all state transportation programs. “Ron has enjoyed a distinguished career and I look forward to his contributions to this important commission,” Snyder said.
This whole process smells of the retroactive “Mortgage Bill for One” that the Republican controlled legislature in Lansing pushed through to benefit Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostack’s brother. Is there any wonder why the informed Republican Grassroots, “True” Conservatives and the Tea Party faithful has caused such a rift with the current Michigan Republican Party establishment?
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