Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm last week issued an executive order with $350 million in spending cuts to address declining revenues that she blamed in part on the auto industry’s struggles.

“The national recession has plunged our domestic auto industry into a severe crisis that has resulted in a sharp decline in state revenues,” Granholm said in a statement. “These cuts are necessary, but they will not undermine our commitment to protect citizens and work to create jobs during these very tough times.”

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