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LIVE UPDATES: Rally Against Emergency Managers In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 01.03.2012 | Detroit

Several hundred Detroit residents gathered at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church on the city's west side Monday to protest the impending threat of a...

My New Year's Wish for America in 2012: A Clear Choice, and a Clear Decision

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Santorum does very well in Iowa, I plan to send him money, and suggest that millions of others do too. Why? Because the country desperately needs to "have it out", to have a clear choice about alternative futures and to choose one.

Who Will Decide Detroit's Fate?

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.29.2011 | Detroit

After preliminary findings indicated Detroit is under "probable financial stress," Gov. Rick Snyder assigned the city a 10-person financial review boa...

Meet Detroit's Financial Review Team

Free Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday announced the 10 members of Detroit's financial review team who will meet under Michigan's emergency manager law. The team...

Simone Landon

Do Detroit's New House Districts Make Sense? (INFOGRAPHIC) | Simone Landon | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing Michigan's new electoral maps, perhaps thanks in part to a legal challenge filed by a coalition...

Snyder Gives Fireside Videochat On Detroit Finances, Emergency Manager

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.22.2011 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released a video late Thursday in which he discusses Detroit's financial situation. The video appears to aim to set the reco...

David Sands

Jesse Jackson Attacks Law That Lets Manager Fire Elected Officials | David Sands | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined with U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) on Thursday to urge opposition to Michigan's emergency manager law. Jac...

Snyder Signs Domestic Partner Benefits Ban

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.22.2011 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday banning domestic partner benefits for state employees. Snyder, however, vetoed a portion of the legislati...

Detroit Moves Closer To Emergency Manager

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.21.2011 | Detroit

State Treasurer Andy Dillon announced Wednesday he would recommend Gov. Rick Snyder begin a full financial review of the City of Detroit. Dillon's...

Matt Sledge

Transit Advocates Explain Why Rapid Buses Are Better Choice | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

The cancellation of plans for a light rail line running down Detroit's Woodward Avenue may be something of a blessing in disguise for the Motor City, ...

Dems Protest Snyder's Emergency Manager Power Grab

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.16.2011 | Detroit

Republican lawmakers in Lansing are working quickly to ensure Gov. Rick Snyder and his appointed emergency managers retain their power in local commun...

More Bad News For Unemployed

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2011 | Detroit

Several bills passed Wednesday in the Michigan legislature will further reduce benefits for Michigan's unemployed, if signed as expected by Gov. Rick ...

Choice and Segregation

Thomas Costello | Posted 02.13.2012 | Detroit
Thomas Costello

Metro Detroit's sad pattern of segregation is a direct result of government programs and public opposition to integration that is a defining part of our region's history.

David Sands

State High Court Considers Need For Speed In Emergency Manager Case | David Sands | Posted 12.14.2011 | Detroit

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear briefs Wednesday for a case challenging the constitutionality of Public Act 4, the state's emergency manager law....

Light Rail Out, Bus Plan In

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.19.2011 | Detroit

The Free Press reports that Detroit will cancel its plans to build a light rail line down Woodward Avenue in favor of beefing up the city's bus system...

Simone Landon

Michigan Legislature Moves To Ban Domestic Partner Benefits | Simone Landon | Posted 12.08.2011 | Detroit

UPDATE 2:55 p.m. -- Michigan's House approved the revised H.B. 4770, but said the Senate amendment exempting public colleges and universities from the...

Simone Landon

Emergency Manager Repeal Effort 95 Percent Complete | Simone Landon | Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit

With the threat of a state takeover looming over Detroit, a coalition of groups is ramping up its efforts to suspend Michigan's eight-month-old emerge...

Simone Landon

Conyers Takes On Michigan Governor | Simone Landon | Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans a preliminary state review of Detroit's finances, a legal challenge to his authority to do such an actio...

Mayor, Council, Unions Oppose State Takeover

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

Joined by City Council members and faith, labor and business leaders, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing defied reports that Gov. Rick Snyder would begin a finan...

Simone Landon

Sources Contradict Freep Report On Detroit Emergency Manager Moving Forward | Simone Landon | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

This is a developing story. The Detroit Free Press reported midday Thursday that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is moving ahead with a financial rev...

Detroit Fiscal Crisis: State Takeover Looms As City Council Meets With Unions

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

Detroit City Council is set to meet with city unions Thursday in continued discussions to develop a plan to stave off a state takeover of the city's f...

New Study Shows Michigan Ranks in Top 10 Among States in Which State and Local Politicos Ignore Public Opinion

Patricia Lesko | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

The complaint is pervasive: politicos are unresponsive. There is polarized policy being imposed on unpolarized voters all over the country, and Michigan ranks among the states where this happens most frequently.

Michigan's Floundering Film Industry Can Recover

Howard Hertz | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit
Howard Hertz

Were the 2008 film tax incentives too costly for a cash-strapped state just coming out of one of the auto industry's worst slumps which caused two automotive bankruptcies? Not in my opinion or in the opinion of many others.

Matt Sledge

Detroit Bridge Battle Pits City Residents Against Each Other | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.18.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The battle for a bridge over the Detroit River has been fierce. On one side of the fight stands a billionaire who does not want to see his ...

Alexander Eichler

With Film Incentive Capped, Michigan's Movie Jobs Face An Uncertain Future | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.26.2011 | Detroit

Sean Doerr knows Detroit. He's been poking around the city since he was 14, exploring its forgotten buildings and learning the names of architects lon...