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August 26, 1990 | Associated Press
Lt. Gov. Martha Griffiths, who served in Congress for 20 years and was a force behind passage of the equal rights amendment, has been dropped from the 1990 ticket by Gov. James J. Blanchard. Blanchard praised Griffiths, 78, as "the premier stateswoman," but said Friday he asked her to step aside because he no longer considers her ready to assume the governor's post at a moment's notice.
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August 26, 1990 | Associated Press
Lt. Gov. Martha Griffiths, who served in Congress for 20 years and was a force behind passage of the equal rights amendment, has been dropped from the 1990 ticket by Gov. James J. Blanchard. Blanchard praised Griffiths, 78, as "the premier stateswoman," but said Friday he asked her to step aside because he no longer considers her ready to assume the governor's post at a moment's notice.
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February 8, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
In an unprecedented attempt by government to aid first-time home buyers, Michigan Gov. James J. Blanchard on Tuesday proposed a state program that would guarantee that young families could save enough to make a down payment on a home. Under the plan, state residents would set aside funds by investing in tax-free state bonds that would pay no interest.
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February 8, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
In an unprecedented attempt by government to aid first-time home buyers, Michigan Gov. James J. Blanchard on Tuesday proposed a state program that would guarantee that young families could save enough to make a down payment on a home. Under the plan, state residents would set aside funds by investing in tax-free state bonds that would pay no interest.
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June 6, 1990 | United Press International
Gov. James J. Blanchard announced his candidacy Tuesday for a third term. Blanchard is unopposed in the Democratic primary. His likely opponent in the November general election is state Sen. John Engler, who faces token opposition in the GOP primary.
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December 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Michigan Gov. James J. Blanchard was released Thursday from the Washington Hospital Center, one day after he complained of fatigue and checked in for a physical examination. A spokesman said Blanchard underwent a cardiovascular evaluation that turned up "absolutely nothing" to cause concern.
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October 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Gov. James J. Blanchard was struck in the head by a television camera wielded by a Cable News Network crew today as he accompanied Michael S. Dukakis on a visit to Western Michigan University. The Michigan governor stood for a minute rubbing his head and then accompanied Dukakis into the building. "Are you all right, Jim?" Dukakis asked. The governor indicated he was fine.
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February 21, 1986
Oil drilling in the Great Lakes would be barred under a "statement of principle" to be signed Sunday by eight governors, the office of Michigan Gov. James J. Blanchard announced. The governors of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota will join Blanchard in signing the pact in Washington during the National Governors' Assn. winter meeting.
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May 22, 1986 | Associated Press
Four governors on Wednesday signed an agreement to attack pollution in the Great Lakes by virtually prohibiting discharges of toxic chemicals into the waters. The pact was signed by Govs. James R. Thompson of Illinois, James J. Blanchard of Michigan, Richard F. Celeste of Ohio and Anthony S. Earl of Wisconsin. It follows earlier regional moves to ban oil drilling in the lakes.
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June 16, 1987 | United Press International
Gov. James J. Blanchard and his wife, Paula, filed for divorce today, citing irreconcilable differences in their marriage, and asked for joint custody of their 16-year-old son. The Democratic governor said he will continue to live at the governor's residence in Lansing.
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August 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Andrew Young recalled his days in the civil rights struggle as he implored voters to give him the Democratic nomination today in his quest to become Georgia's first black governor. The former Atlanta mayor's front-running opponent, Lt. Gov. Zell Miller, thanked black supporters. In Michigan, GOP candidates wrapped up campaigns in primaries to choose challengers to Gov. James J. Blanchard and U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. And Kansas Republican Gov.
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