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Michigan Legislature Puts Corporations Ahead of Voters at Every Turn

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

After Tuesday's resounding defeat of Proposal 1 which was meant to raise funding for Michigan roads while allowing cowardly elected officials to pretend they didn't support a tax increase, the question for the legislature and Governor Rick Snyder is; what now?

Rick Snyder Will Not Pursue A Presidential Bid

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Thursday that he will not pursue the Republican nomination for president, confirming earlier reports that he would ...

REPORT: Michigan Governor Snyder Will Not Run For President

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, will not run for U.S. president in 2016, Politico reported on Wednesday, ci...

Daniel Marans

Michigan Voters Reject Tax Increase To Fund Roads, Bridges

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Michigan voters in a special election on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted down Proposal 1, an amendment to the state's constitution that would have increa...

Voting 'No' on Proposal 1 Is Good for Michigan

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

There is little doubt that Michigan needs much of what Proposal 1 offers, but enough is enough. Liberals need to stop taking what they can get and start demanding what they deserve, and the only way to make sure that happens is to replace as many of the corporate-sponsored Republicans as possible. Voting "no" on Proposal 1 is the first step.

Proposal 1 Proves Republican Incompetence

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

The fact that the people voters tasked with making the tough decisions are so afraid of losing their jobs that they would put the desires of a fringe "no new taxes" group ahead of the needs of their constituents suggests that the real problem here is not road or education funding but a complete and total failure of leadership.

Michigan Governor Pardons Politically Connected Lawyer

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

A politically connected lawyer’s drunk driving conviction is now gone, thanks to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R). An investigation by the Associate...

Canada Does Michigan A Solid, Puts Up More Money For International Bridge To Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

An agreement between Canada and the United States should pave the way for construction to begin on a bridge between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ont...

Gov. Rick Snyder Leaves Hospital After Blood Clot Treatment

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was released from an Ann Arbor-area hospital on Monday after spending the weekend for treatment of a...

Michigan Governor Admitted To Hospital

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) was admitted to the hospital on Thursday for treatment for a blood clot in his leg, according to a post on his Facebook ...

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

Governor Ige Has Competition For Best 'Kermit The Frog' Impression

Posted 01.28.2015 | Hawaii

Hawaii is just getting used to the nasally monotone of its new governor, but David Ige -- the Twitterverse has noted -- sounds eerily familiar: ...

GOP Governors Break From Party With Proposed Tax Increases

www.nytimes.com | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics

Republican governors across the nation are proposing tax increases — and backing off pledges to cut taxes — as they strike a decidedly un-Republic...

Michigan Governor Asks Fellow Republicans To Address LGBT Protections

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made a brief but pointed push for gay rights Tuesday, asking his fellow Republicans not to drop the ball on an anti-disc...

Laura Bassett

Governor Vetoes Controversial Gun Bill Over Domestic Violence Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) bucked the National Rifle Association on Thursday and vetoed a concealed carry gun bill that would have allowed some peo...

Michigan Republicans Need to Stop Lying About Classroom Funding

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

In the end the fact that people like Ari Adler continue to push the narrative that Michigan Republicans are spending more money on education tells you all you need to know about how devastating this loss of hundreds if not thousands of dollars for the classroom are.

Critics: Kids Will Be Ultimate Victims Of Michigan's Welfare Drug-Testing Program

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

A new Michigan law that creates a suspicion-based, drug-testing pilot program for welfare recipients has been condemned by state groups and lawmakers ...

Policies Of GOP Governors Could Find National Play

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign ...

Republican Road Funding Plan Deals Another Blow to Democracy

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

For more than a decade now, the Michigan Legislature has failed to properly fund the Department of Transportation, which has resulted in a steady decline in the quality of Michigan's roads.

Maybe We Shouldn't Waste Money on Drug Testing Michigan Welfare Recipients

Nick Norton | Posted 02.07.2015 | Detroit
Nick Norton

Instead of going on a witch hunt to find welfare queens, that by in large do not exist -- Representative Farrington might want to consider spending our money on strengthening our social safety net. Maybe we can spend half a million dollars helping them instead of stigmatizing the poor. Just food for thought.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Tells Gay Couples Their Marriages Basically 'Never Existed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

Three hundred couples who tied the knot when Michigan's gay marriage ban was briefly lifted in March have been given a message from the state that, le...

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawyer Lambastes Anti-Gay Marriage Ruling As 'Fundamentally Misguided'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- A federal appeals court ruling in favor of anti-gay marriage laws in four states stunned members of the LGBT community and left hundreds of...

Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Glen Browder

I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.

Where's the Accountability?

Sam Inglot | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Sam Inglot

The department might as well have set a filing cabinet of public records on fire or shoved hundreds of pages of communications through a paper shredder. In this case, someone pressed delete and the public's right to know went completely out the window.