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WATCH: Snyder Set To Reveal Michigan Budget

Posted 02.09.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m -- Gov. Rick Snyder stressed accountability and efficiency in his Thursday explanation of the fiscal year 2013 budget, from enforcing...

Joy Resmovits

About Face: Are GOP Govs Increasing Ed Spending To Save Political Skin? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Call it budgetary whiplash. Last November, a wave of Tea Party minimalism and budget-cutting fervor swept the country, ushering governors like Rick...

Judge Collette: EM Reviews Must Be Public

Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

Judge William Collette ruled Monday afternoon that Detroit's emergency manager review team must open their meetings to the public under Michigan Open ...

Securing Our Future: Investment in the Arts Not a Handout

Jennifer H. Goulet | Posted 04.07.2012 | Detroit
Jennifer H. Goulet

Funding support for the arts represented just 3.7 cents per $10,000 of Michigan state spending in Fiscal Year 2011. Knowing the arts were more valuable than a few cents, we knew better arguments were needed to prove it.

Crain's: Snyder Skeptical On Detroit Rail

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder is skeptical of a private consortium's ability to finance, build and operate a streetcar system in downtown Detroit as budgeted, sour...

Flint's Emergency Manager Finally Meets With Public

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.03.2012 | Detroit

On Thursday, Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown held his first public meeting with city residents since he was appointed emergency manager in Novem...

Would A 'Tough Nerd' Ban Domestic Partner Benefits?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.02.2012 | Detroit

The Equality Michigan Pride political action committee launched a campaign this week calling on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to live up to his "one tough...

NO MORE CLOSED DOORS: Judge Rules Emergency Manager Reviews Must Be Public

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: Feb. 6 -- The Detroit News reported Ingham County Circuit Judge denied issuing an opinion on Feb. 2 ordering Detroit's Emergency Manager Revie...

Bing, City Council Still Mum On Financial Progress

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council and Mayor Dave Bing have yet to come to an agreement on how to address the city's budget deficit as the threat of a state takeove...

Only 35 Percent Of Michiganders Approve Of Snyder's Job Performance

MLive | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder's approval ratings are still relatively low, but climbing higher since the summer, according to a new statewide poll. The survey t...

Emergency Manager Appointed For Highland Park Schools

Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Public Schools will become the second district in the state of Michigan to fall under the control of an emergency manager. Michigan ...

David Sands

Detroit's Dire Money Problems May Worsen With Tax-Cut Mandate | David Sands | Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit

Detroit, already hurting for revenue, must cut personal income taxes by July 1 to comply with Michigan law, according to a report released Friday by t...

An Emergency Manager Would Put Belle Isle at Risk

Tiya Miles | Posted 03.25.2012 | Detroit
Tiya Miles

If an emergency manager were to be assigned, a potential outcome would be the sale of Belle Isle. If Detroit is a black city, then Belle Isle is black land. It is precious, peaceful, protected land held in trust for the people of the city.

Coult Detroit Port Lead To Prosperity?

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit

State economic experts who believe the Port of Detroit could play a key role in Southeast Michigan's economic future will hold a roundtable discussion...

Effort To Recall Snyder Begins Again

A2Politico | Posted 01.20.2012 | Detroit

By Chris Savage Michigan Rising, the group formerly known as the Committee to Recall Rick Snyder (CRRS), was unsuccessful in its bid to recall Mich...

Gov. Snyder To Ask For Input At Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Posted 01.19.2012 | Detroit

Concerned Michigan residents will get a chance to speak with Gov. Rick Snyder about his recent State of the State speech during a virtual town hall me...

State Of The State

Posted 01.19.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE 8:05 PM -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder gave his "State of the State" address from the Capitol in Lansing Wednesday night. He covered a range ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

LGBT Activists To Governor: 'Gay Families Matter' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit

LGBT Michiganders and their allies from across the state will rally in Lansing on the Capitol steps at noon Wednesday, ahead of Gov. Rick Snyder's "St...

Organizers Look For More Signatures On Emergency Manager Repeal Petition

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit

Organizers collecting signatures in favor of a voter referendum on Public Act 4, Michigan's emergency manager law, have revised a deadline to send pet...

David Sands

Opposition To Emergency Managers Builds, Repeal Petition Nearing Signature Goal | David Sands | Posted 01.13.2012 | Detroit

About 30 citizens ventured out Thursday evening in the drizzling rain to Detroit's Grand Circus Park to march in protest of Michigan's emergency manag...

Gov. Snyder Will Appoint Emergency Manager For Highland Park Schools

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.12.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of financial emergency for the Highland Park school district Thursday. The announcement follows a negative assessmen...

Since When Are Persons Supposed to Be Above the Law and Paying Taxes?

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

If you believe citizens should pay taxes, so should businesses. If citizens should obey the laws, so should corporations. If no person is above the law, then no business should be above the law either.

Light Rail Lives! Bing, Snyder Back Privately Funded Shorter Line

Posted 01.08.2012 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder met with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Friday to discuss plans to revive a proposed light rail system in...

Battle Brews Between Snyder, ACLU Over Domestic Partner Benefits

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.06.2012 | Detroit

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over a law banning domestic partner benefits in the state. The leg...

Highland Park Schools Fail Emergency Manager Review

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.05.2012 | Detroit

A state review board advised Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday to appoint an emergency manager to the Highland Park Schools. The district failed to pass the...