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Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

In Brazil it could be caused by the mosquito. In Flint it is caused by the politician. The one is not completely understood.

Governor Says Flint Residents Should Get Discount On Toxic Water

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced a proposal Wednesday that would allocate state money to pay part of Flint residents’ water bills during the...

Government Run Like a Business Poisons Kids

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Michigan didn't have to poison Flint's children. That was a values choice. And Republican Gov. Rick Snyder values big business more than little children.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs New 'Water Policy Bill' and Points State in Same Direction as Flint, Michigan

Alan Farago | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

Public clamor for a veto and against Florida Governor Rick Scott's signing, today, of a new "water policy" bill lands in the governor's bubble like a muted, padded sound. Scott doesn't see and he doesn't hear, except through the filter of political ambition.

Michigan Governor Releases Emails Related To Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Wednesday released a trove of emails related to the Flint water crisis, something Snyder promised during his State o...

Gov. Rick Snyder To Flint: 'I Will Fix This'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

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New Hope For Opponents Of Controversial Law

Posted 07.08.2013 | Detroit

Will Michigan's hastily-passed right-to-work law stand up in court? On Friday, the state's Supreme Court unanimously denied a request from Gov. Ric...

Who Is Paying Gov. Snyder's 'Transformation Manager?'

Detroit Free Press | Posted 09.04.2013 | Detroit

LANSING — Richard Baird, a top adviser to Gov. Rick Snyder, is the only official in the governor’s office paid from a controversial nonprofit foun...

READ: Emergency Manager's Plan To Save Detroit

Posted 06.14.2013 | Detroit

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has a restructuring plan that he says will keep the troubled city from landing in bankruptcy court. While bondhold...

Bing Will Support City Council Move To Dispute Snyder On Detroit Finances

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing would support legislation before City Council that disputes facts Gov. Rick Snyder would use to appoint an emergency financial...

Ashley Woods

Detroit Does Not Have To Go Bankrupt | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.28.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) may soon appoint a manager to run Detroit, where a state review team said last week that all signs point to a financial ...

GOP Governor Balances Budget By Diverting Millions From Schools

Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is drawing fire for the way he allocates state education spending in his new budget. His 2013-2014 fiscal year budget dip...

Michigan Gov Signs Abortion Clinic Limits

Detroit News | KAREN BOUFFARD AND CHRISTINE MACDONALD | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill requiring that abortion clinics be licensed but will veto another that would have required Blue Cross Blue Shield o...

Jason Linkins

Right To Work, But No Right To Shoot | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there has been much renewed attention to the notion that ...

Dems Delivered Another Punch In State Amid Right To Work Battle

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- The Republican-led Michigan Legislature cleared the way Thursday for GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to sign a replacement for an emergency man...

How Republicans Issued Major Blow In Anti-Union Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Nick Carey and Bernie Woodall LANSING, Mich., Dec 13 (Reuters) - As a trained aerospace engineer, Patrick Colbeck applied his pench...

Protests Fail To Halt Contentious Right-To-Work Effort

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Lansing, Mich. — Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in this stronghold of organized labor are confronting a new and urge...

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Anti-Union Bills Into Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Rick Snyder (R) officially made Michigan a "right-to-work" state on Tuesday, signing into law two bills that significantly diminish...

Koch, Right to Work

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Michigan Unions Prepare For Protest In Lansing

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. -- More than 200 activists attended training Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are puttin...

Sam Stein

Obama Comes Out Against Right-To-Work Legislation | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, in a statement Thursday afternoon, came out against proposed "right-to-work" legislation being pushed by Repub...

Ashley Woods

Michigan Gov. Introduces Right-To-Work Legislation | Ashley Woods | Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

Calling it a measure to protect “freedom in the workplace," Gov. Rick Snyder (R) finally voiced his support for controversial right-to-work legislat...

Detroit School Board Member Compares School District To Jim Crow

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Board of Education member Elena Herrada believes the school board's recent vote to withdraw from the Educational Achievement Authority is a vo...

Ashley Woods

Controversial State Law Could Be Overturned | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Perhaps no piece of statewide legislation has been more controversial in Michigan than 2011's Public Act 4, which allowed the state to appoint an emer...

Free The Files and Huffington Post Team Up To Unlock Campaign Finance Donations In Michigan

ProPublica | Amanda Zamora | Posted 10.10.2012 | Detroit

By Amanda Zamora/ProPublica, Oct. 10, 2012, 12:19 p.m. In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post...