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Snyder Continues To Call For Consent Agreement, Not Emergency Manager | Simone Landon | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) held court with the media in his Detroit offices Monday afternoon to push his vision for the city's financial recovery. "I don...

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...

Bing Undergoes Surgery

Posted 03.25.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing had surgery Saturday for a perforated intestine, the mayor's Communications Director Robert Wa...

City Unions Ratify Massive Concessions, State Doesn't Care

Free Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Detroit

By Steve Neavling, Detroit Free Press In a blow to Detroit's last-ditch efforts to avoid an emergency manager, Gov. Rick Snyder's office said Frida...

Judge Holds His Ground Against Consent Agreement Speed-Up

Detroit News | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

By Karen Bouffard, Detroit News An Ingham County judge Thursday refused to stop his Tuesday order barring a financial review team from signing a co...

Review Team Declares Severe Financial Emergency

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and TIM MARTIN | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A review team appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to examine Detroit's troubled finances determined Wednesday that a "severe financial emergency"...

Gerrymandered! Dems Say Emails Prove Republican Collusion In Oakland County

Detroit News | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit

By Mike Martindale and Chad Livengood, Detroit News Oakland County Democrats say emails they released Tuesday prove Republican state legislators an...

Court Cases Bring Big Setbacks For Emergency Manager Law

AP | TIM MARTIN | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- A Michigan judge on Tuesday restored power to Flint's mayor and City Council, the latest legal setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and a st...

In Hard Times, Democracy More Important Than Ever

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Detroit
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Is democracy a luxury good in America, discarded when the going gets rough? Apparently Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder thinks so.

Bing: Huge Cuts On The Way For City Employees

Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit

As Gov. Rick Snyder waits for city leaders' rebuttal to a proposed consent agreement, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is keeping his own version of a proposal...

Snyder Not Happy About Anti-Right-To-Work Petition Drive

Free Press | Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit

By Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press Gov. Rick Snyder, who has tried repeatedly to discourage conservatives in his party from pursuing right-to-work l...

The Year In Emergency Management

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.16.2012 | Detroit

It's been a year since Gov. Rick Snyder signed Michigan's Public Act 4 of 2011, officially known as the Local Government and School District Fiscal Ac...

Happy Birthday PA 4! The People of Michigan Hope It Is Your Last!

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

The concept of emergency management, as pushed forward by Gov. Snyder, is deeply flawed. It is a draconian attempt at a solution to a problem caused in large part by policies and circumstances not promulgated at the local level.

Consent Agreement Signals That Governor Snyder Wants Nothing to Do With Detroit

John K. Bennett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

It was thought by many that Detroit would get an emergency manager. Gov. Snyder spoke boldly of helping Detroit fix itself, and if he settles for a consent agreement it will clearly say that he has decided it's too much of a political risk.

A War Of Words For Bing And Snyder

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 05.14.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — The debate over how best to help Detroit avoid going broke escalated into a war of words Wednesday as Gov. Rick Snyder urged th...

Bing Fights Back Against Consent Agreement

Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing had harsh words for the consent agreement floated by Gov. Rick Snyder and state Treasurer Andy Dillon Tuesday. After speak...

10 Things To Know About Detroit's Consent Agreement Plan

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.14.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the state Treasury Department on Tuesday circulated a draft of a proposed consent agreement between the state and the ci...

Michigan Needs Early Intervention to Reduce Violent Crime

Thomas Stallworth | Posted 05.13.2012 | Detroit
Thomas Stallworth

Gov. Snyder should be applauded for the crime response efforts in his "smart justice" initiative; however, it fails to commit enough resources toward referring troubled youth to preventive and therapeutic resources.

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...

Snyder Wants To Penalize Families Whose Kids Skip Class

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.09.2012 | Detroit

Michigan families receiving state cash assistance could be soon penalized if their children skip class. During a Wednesday address laying out his ...

'Pay Me Now Or Pay Me Later'

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.09.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Observers have agreed that Detroit needs more than massive concessions from city workers and further cuts to city serv...

Snyder's Safety Plan Targets Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder showed a commitment Wednesday to tackling violent crime policing and prevention in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Pontiac, the...

Will Bing Announce A State Takeover In State Of The City Address?

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is set to give his annual State of the City address from the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Wednesday night. But the "state...

Snyder Set To Debut Public Safety Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

A month after he rolled out his proposed budget, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will make an address on his plans to beef up public safety from Flint, one ...

Pay Even More At The Pump? Gas Tax Hikes Prove Unpopular

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As if gas prices weren't high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for ...