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Detroit Emergency Financial Manager

Rick Snyder Is Not a Good Political Leader

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.03.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If you have watched any of Rick Snyder's election ads you will see that the governor fancies himself a leader, however, since being a leader isn't a title one can just bestow upon one's self the question should be what does the governor's record tell us about his leadership skills.

David Sands

LOOK: Detroiters Protesting EFM Decision | David Sands | Posted 03.25.2013 | Detroit

An expected state takeover has been the hottest of hot button issues in Detroit, and Gov. Rick Snyder's Thursday announcement of a state takeover and ...

WATCH: Snyder To Announce Detroit's Future

Posted 03.14.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will make an announcement Thursday afternoon about Detroit's future in light of the city's fiscal crisis. He is expected to ...

Bing: 'We Need To Stop BS-ing Ourselves, Quite Frankly'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2013 | Detroit

After Michigan Gov. Rick. Snyder declared that Detroit has a financial emergency, Mayor Dave Bing said Wednesday he would not stand in the way of Sny...

A Thriving Detroit Remains My Long-Term Goal

Gary A. Brown | Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

As Detroit nears the possible appointment of an emergency financial manager, it's important to note that although the current pace of change is not as rapid as necessary to extinguish this fiscal crisis, we have made progress since 2009.

Report: State Will Likely Appoint Leader To Run Detroit

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 4:20pm -- WXYZ reports that Andy Dillon, head of the State Treasurer's Office, will begin a review of the city's financial book beginning next...

Emergency Managers Destroy Democracy

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit
David Alexander Bullock

In a crisis, people look for a hero. We have been trained to believe that our deliverance can only be found in the one man or woman. The trouble with this way of thinking is that it is unrealistic.

Hey Lansing, Stop Taking Our Democracy!

Paul Ruth | Posted 02.21.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

Recent legislation from Governor Snyder and the Michigan state legislature has sought to strip away power from local municipalities and from the people. At the top of the list is the whole concept of the Financial Manager.

Detroit Can Be Great Again

Fred Leeb | Posted 02.13.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Cutting expense alone is overly simplistic and shortsighted. To be successful, Detroit must cut expense and increase its revenues. With a workable and attractive plan for the future, Detroit can be great again.

Mayor, Council, Unions Oppose State Takeover

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

Joined by City Council members and faith, labor and business leaders, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing defied reports that Gov. Rick Snyder would begin a finan...

Simone Landon

Sources Contradict Freep Report On Detroit Emergency Manager Moving Forward | Simone Landon | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

This is a developing story. The Detroit Free Press reported midday Thursday that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is moving ahead with a financial rev...

Emergency Financial Manager? Bring It On!

John K. Bennett | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

It's high time Detroit finally got an EFM. For many years, especially the last 11 years, Detroit has really been drowning in red ink and leadership hasn't been able to stem the tide.