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April 25, 2008

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And then, there is Volkswagen. A maker of mostly vehicles toward the "fuel efficient" end of the scale, popular with a younger demographic and -- most of all -- looking to build a major new assembly plant in the United States.

Competing for that plant have been the states of Michigan, Tennessee and Alabama. But Michigan appears to have fallen out of the race. Why? Our political and legal environment, apparently.

This report by the Associated Press follows a number of similar reports on the Volkswagen plant site search:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/apr/25/tennessee-alabama-favored-vw-plant/

Makes you wonder about Mr. Lessenberry's near-constant campaigning for higher state taxes, more regulation, his apparent sympathy for the status quo in our personal injury litigation system, as well as our worker compensation system, and his general ridicule of Republicans who are trying to create a better business climate in this state.

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