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When Trust Turns to Rust in the Motor City

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in Detroit worked a lifetime to earn, but there's always a few hundred million available for a billionaire who wants an extravagant new sports arena.

State Approves Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

Sept 3 (Reuters) - The Republican-led Michigan House gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill that would expand the Medicaid health program for the ...

Detroit: Rick Snyder's greatest failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Rick Snyder may not be to blame for Detroit's fall from grace but standing idly by while his greatest asset imploded is not the work of a great businessman or a great governor. It is the action of man who is out of his depth.

Jeffrey Young

Republicans Back Major Obamacare Benefit For Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Michigan is poised to expand Medicaid to about 470,000 residents in the next several years under President Barack Obama's health care reform law follo...

LOOK: GOP Gov. Wears A Wet Suit, Pushes Divisive Medicaid Reform

Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is One. Wet. Nerd. A certified diver, the Republican governor (who gave himself the "One Tough Nerd" nickname during his ...

Decision On Right-To-Work Law Slammed As 'Purely Political'

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees, a divided state appeals court ruled Thursday in the first major lega...

Detroit Must Grow Up and Liquidate Assets

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The message we're sending other cities as well as our own citizens is it's OK to mismanage all of your money because the government will come riding in on the white horse to save you.

Rand Paul Might Want Alternative Detroit Bailout

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he has begun talks with his legislative staff about drafting a conservative alternative to a possible federal bail...

Joy Resmovits

These Children Have Been Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Beatrice Avery is out of options. It's already August, and her son, a special education student in Buena Vista, Mich., still doesn't know where he's g...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan GOP Leaders Could Support Expanding LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit

More than half of Michigan residents support gay marriage, according to a recent poll, despite the statewide ban prohibiting it. Just as worrisome for...

Tea Party Plans To Abandon Popular Candidates

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

MIAMI — This wasn't the revolution the tea party had in mind. Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded t...

GOP Tries To Slow Anti-Abortion Push In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a mar...

Michigan and Detroit: A Troubled Relationship

Stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 07.31.2013 | Detroit

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Someone Better Start Worrying About Rick Snyder's Legacy

Nick Norton | Posted 09.28.2013 | Detroit
Nick Norton

As DeBoer and Rowse move forward with their legal battle, gay marriage coming to Michigan in the near future looks inevitable. Will Rick Snyder start to sweat over his legacy or continue to stand on the wrong side of history?

GOP Governor's Polls Improve After Detroit Bankruptcy

MLive | Posted 09.26.2013 | Detroit

File this one under the heading unintended consequences - which often happens in politics. Suffice it to say Gov. Rick Snyder did not decide to sen...

The Crumbling of Public Education in Michigan

Hoon-Yung Hopgood | Posted 09.25.2013 | Detroit
Hoon-Yung Hopgood

There are thousands of children statewide who are not being provided the education they deserve, at the hand of adults who were supposed to protect their best interests.

Joy Resmovits

No Bailout For Black School Districts?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2013 | Detroit

General Motors is alive, and two low-income school districts in Michigan are nearly dead. For them, there is no bailout. As the city of Detroit mad...

Bankruptcy Opponents Say Orr Didn't Negotiate In Good Faith

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 07.23.2013 | Detroit

Kevyn Orr may not have been announced as the choice to become Detroit's emergency manager until March, but he was discussing potential bankruptcy plan...

Sunday Talk Shows Were All About Bankruptcy

AP | Posted 07.22.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- It wasn't easy making Detroit the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy protection, but it was the right decision, Michigan Gov. Rick Sn...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Current And Former Govs Disagree On Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.21.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) reiterated on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday morning that a federal bailout was far from likely for Detroit. The remar...

GOP Gov Front, Center In Detroit Bankruptcy Drama

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

DETROIT -- Seven governors came and went during the decades-long decay of Michigan's largest city that culminated with a humiliating collapse into fin...

Ashley Woods

Why Snyder Changed His Mind About Detroit Bankruptcy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 07.18.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder approved plans for the city of Detroit to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on Thursday, calling it the "only reasonable alternative" for...

Report: Detroit Could File For Bankruptcy This Week

Posted 07.18.2013 | Detroit

The City of Detroit is preparing to to file for federal bankruptcy, the Detroit Free Press reports. The filing process, which would begin with a one- ...

County-wide School Districts? Kicking the Tires in Ol' Machiavellian Michigan

Kevin Walsh | Posted 09.09.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Who knows? County-wide districts might actually work. We can all believe in our leaders and hope they have our best interests at heart. But, as usual, follow the money.

New Hope For Opponents Of Controversial Law

Posted 07.08.2013 | Detroit

Will Michigan's hastily-passed right-to-work law stand up in court? On Friday, the state's Supreme Court unanimously denied a request from Gov. Ric...