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Andy Dillon

Reporter Allegedly Sends Woman Penis Picture, Threatens To Kill Her

Posted 08.22.2013 | Crime

The ex-wife of Michigan state Treasurer Andy Dillon has been granted a protection order against a reporter she says threatened to kill her with a base...

GOP Governor Signs Controversial Law

Posted 12.27.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a revised version of a controversial emergency manager law Thursday that was rejected by voters during the November e...

State Officials Rebuff Challenge To Detroit Consent Agreement

Posted 05.31.2012 | Detroit

Michigan officials have heard Detroit's top lawyer make her case against the legality of the city's consent agreement with the state, but they say the...

Appeals Court Okays Closed Meetings For Financial Review Boards

Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that Detroit and Flint's state-appointed financial review teams were not subject to the state's Open Meetings ...

Business Tax Cuts Spell Less State Revenue Going Forward

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Michigan fiscal analysts announced Wednesday the state would draw in millions more dollars in revenue than expected this fiscal year, but the addition...

Cash-strapped Detroit Will Pay Outside Consultants $1.35 Million

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council on Tuesday agreed to up the amount paid to the accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young, despite the city's fiscal crisis. Ci...

Financial Advisory Board Appointees Named

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

The first three members of Detroit's new nine-member Financial Advisory Board were announced Thursday, with appointments coming from Gov. Rick Snyder,...

Simone Landon

'There Will Have To Be Cuts' Under Detroit Consent Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 04.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pushed an optimistic view of Detroit's future under the newly brokered financial agreement between the city and the state, d...

City Council To Examine Consent Agreement

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council has scheduled a special session for 4 p.m. Thursday to review yet another draft of a financial agreement between the city and the...

Simone Landon

What Will Final Consent Agreement Look Like?

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) gave some clues as to what a final financial agreement between the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan might look ...

Simone Landon

Detroiters Challenge Review Team, No Consent Agreement Reached

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

Faced with shouts and interruptions from the assembled audience, Detroit's state-appointed financial review team struggled through its fourth public m...

Detroit Review Team To Decide City's Fate

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's state-appointed financial review team is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon to announce the fate both of Detroit's financial future and syst...

City Council Hears Consent Agreement Proposal

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council is set to review a proposal Tuesday from the state Treasurer's office that the governor says would help the city avoid an emergen...

David Sands

Michiganders Demand Repeal Of Hated Law

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

After nearly nine months of gathering signatures, members of the coalition Stand Up for Democracy traveled by bus to Michigan's capitol Wednesday to d...

Simone Landon

Financial Review Team Subcommittee Wiggles Out Of Public Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 02.28.2012 | Detroit

The state-appointed review team charged with examining Detroit's finances seems poised to keep most of its business behind closed doors, despite a rec...

Now Out In The Open: Detroit Financial Review Team

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

The 10-member body examining Detroit's finances will meet for the first time in public Tuesday, thanks to a successful lawsuit that charged the group ...

Judge Voids Detroit Financial Review Team's Work

Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit

WDIV reports Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette has voided the work of Detroit's state-appointed financial review team, and the Highla...

Judge Collette: EM Reviews Must Be Public

Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

Judge William Collette ruled Monday afternoon that Detroit's emergency manager review team must open their meetings to the public under Michigan Open ...

NO MORE CLOSED DOORS: Judge Rules Emergency Manager Reviews Must Be Public

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: Feb. 6 -- The Detroit News reported Ingham County Circuit Judge denied issuing an opinion on Feb. 2 ordering Detroit's Emergency Manager Revie...

State Officials Agree On Budget Surplus, But Not How To Use It

Posted 01.13.2012 | Detroit

State budget authorities say things are looking up for Michigan. State Treasurer Andy Dillon, Budget Director John Nixon, Senate Fiscal Agency Dir...

Highland Park Schools Fail Emergency Manager Review

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.05.2012 | Detroit

A state review board advised Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday to appoint an emergency manager to the Highland Park Schools. The district failed to pass the...

Who Will Decide Detroit's Fate?

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.29.2011 | Detroit

After preliminary findings indicated Detroit is under "probable financial stress," Gov. Rick Snyder assigned the city a 10-person financial review boa...

Detroit's Old Games Are Over

Fred Leeb | Posted 02.28.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Those of us in the turnaround world have been waiting for decades for the City of Detroit to be in its current dismal financial condition with no easy way out. It is finally the time when people must step up and take positive actions.

Meet Detroit's Financial Review Team

Free Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday announced the 10 members of Detroit's financial review team who will meet under Michigan's emergency manager law. The team...

Detroit Moves Closer To Emergency Manager

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.21.2011 | Detroit

State Treasurer Andy Dillon announced Wednesday he would recommend Gov. Rick Snyder begin a full financial review of the City of Detroit. Dillon's...