Lawmakers get their wish as GM chooses Mich. for plant

Michigan lawmakers appear to have gotten their way after General Motors selected a location in their state to build a new plant dedicated to manufacturing smaller automobiles.

The entire Michigan delegation had furiously lobbied GM, which is going through a government-financed period of bankruptcy, to choose the location they ultimately did.

GM had been considering Orion, Mich., Spring Hill, Tenn., and Janesville, Wisc. as its options to locate its new manufacturing operation.

The lawmakers had written letters to GM leadership and launched a very public "Make it in Michigan" campaign to keep the plant in the longtime home state to the auto industry.

In related news, GM announced Thursday that it had received the go-ahead for $33.3 billion in debtor-in-possession financing from the U.S. and Canadian governments.