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Do As I Teach, Not As I Governed

Granholm to teach course on creating jobs; lost more than half a million during her tenure

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will teach one course this fall at the University of California-Berkeley. It’s called “Creating Jobs through Better Government Policies for Innovation and Education.”

That is the only class Granholm will teach in the fall. In the spring, she’s listed as contributing to another course in Public Policy taught by another instructor. Granholm is listed as earning $84,331 in 2013 at the college.

Granholm’s husband, Daniel Mulhern, is listed as earning $180,000 in gross pay in 2013 and is schedule to teach one class in the fall and two courses in the spring.

For the Record: Michigan lost more than half a million jobs (576,900) during Gov. Jennifer Granholm's 8-year tenure. The month before Granholm took office, Michigan had 4,468,700 jobs in December of 2002. When she left office in December of 2010, Michigan 3,891,800 jobs. Michigan led the nation in unemployment for 45 consecutive months from May 2006 to January 2010.

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