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Michigan Democrats Meet With Governor On Right To Work Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) met with Democrats in Michigan's congressional delegation on Monday morning on the controversial "right to...

Michigan and Right-to-Work: Entrance Ramp to the Low Road Economy

Bruce Pietrykowski | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Pietrykowski

Unions have changed. It's time for politicians to crack the books and learn about how to encourage the creation of more high performance workplaces of the 21st century rather than clinging to outmoded ideas that attempt to recreate the 19th century workplace.

Unions Vow Payback On Controversial GOP Measure

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. — With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-w...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Expected To Weigh In On Michigan Labor Battle In Detroit Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama arrives in Michigan on Monday to sell his vision for addressing the so-called fiscal cliff, he will be stepp...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Michigan GOP Lawmakers Explain Votes Against 'Right To Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.08.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan is set to become the 24th state with a so-called right to work law, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial ...

GOP Lawmakers Pass Controversial Anti-Union Bills

Posted 12.07.2012 | Detroit

Following the Michigan House's lead, the state Senate passed a right-to-work measure on Thursday evening -- just hours after Gov. Rick Snyder and top ...

Sam Stein

Obama Comes Out Against Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Governor: 'Right-To-Work' Legislation Now 'On The Agenda'

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has stated "right-to-work" legislation is now "on the agenda," a surprising change of course for a politician who has in...

PHOTO: GOP Governor Nearly Takes Shoe To Face At Basketball Game

Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's campaign slogan was "one tough nerd," and if you saw what nearly happened to him at a Tuesday night basketball game, you'd...

Joy Resmovits

Custody Battle Over Beleaguered Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Brooke Harris, a teacher at Detroit's Mumford High School, is confused. The English and journalism teacher faces class sizes of 45, and her colleag...

Roy Roberts Hedges His Bets On Whether To Leave DPS

Posted 11.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts believes it's still premature to talk about him stepping down as a result of last week'...

Detroit School Board Acts Fast After PA 4 Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...

What Matty Moroun Might Do To Stop The Bridge

Posted 11.08.2012 | Detroit

Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun couldn't stop a new international bridge from being built in Detroit with a ballot measure. Now he may b...

DEBATE: Should Michigan Pass The Proposal 6 Bridge Amendment?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Is the proposed New International Trade Crossing really a bridge to nowhere? What with $4.65 million in ads blaring opposition to the planned gover...

Matty Moroun Flyer: 'More Of Your Money For Detroit?'

Detroit Free Press | Paul Egan and John Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit

Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun's latest flyer in support of Proposal 6 arrived in Michigan mailboxes Saturday and drew immediate outrag...

Attorney Behind The EM Law Referendum: We Have A Right To Democracy

The Huffington Post | Ashley C. Woods | Posted 11.01.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, Michigan voters will cast a "yay" or "nay" for Proposal 1, upholding or rejecting one of the state's most controversial laws. Public Act ...

Detroit Financial Manager Threatens To Leave If School Funding Proposal Fails

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | LORI HIGGINS | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education

Roy Roberts, the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot p...

Ashley Woods

Controversial State Law Could Be Overturned

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Unions Try New Tactic After Setbacks

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- It's hardly a return to the Depression era, when company guards roughed up labor organizers at auto plants.  But times are to...

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...

Twitter Reacts To Driver Responsibility Fees Repeal: 'Thank You Obama'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Detroit

Michiganders caught driving without a license or auto insurance will no longer be on the hook for a Driver Responsibility Fee payable to the state -- ...

Republicans Want To Revive Emergency Manager Law.. Even If Voters Say No

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.28.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — The leader of the Michigan Senate said he and fellow Republican colleagues are armed with a proposal to replace the state law t...

A Democratic Mayor and Republican Governor Cooperate to Revive Detroit

Barry D. Wood | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Detroit's brave Democratic Mayor Dave Bing and Michigan's pragmatic Republican Governor Rick Snyder agreed to refurbish Belle Isle Park, a neglected cultural gem in the shadows of a once great city.