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Who Is Paying Gov. Snyder's 'Transformation Manager?'

Detroit Free Press | Posted 09.04.2013 | Detroit

LANSING — Richard Baird, a top adviser to Gov. Rick Snyder, is the only official in the governor’s office paid from a controversial nonprofit foun...

Just How Low Can The Republican Party Go?

The Guardian | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

What is the single most consequential political development of the past five years? Some might say the election (and re-election) of Barack Obama; oth...

Social Media Buzz-meter #2: How Social-savvy Is Gov. Pat Quinn?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Last week we showed how the various candidates for Illinois governor stack up on their use of social media so far. Today we look at how Gov. Pat Quinn...

Republican Battles Over Medicaid Turn To God, Morality

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan June 26 (Reuters) - Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, is no fan of President Barack Obama's hea...

4 Ways GOP Governors Wage Class War

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The cruel process of depriving state governments of necessary funds to reward the corporate elite is nothing but class war. The class warrior governors who took office in 2010 like Walker, Snyder and Corbett are all up for re-election next year.

Snyder Leaves Israel To Push Senate GOP

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 08.20.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder is leaving his investment mission to Israel early, and will be in Lansing Thursday morning to help prod the Senate into voting for th...

An Outbreak of Sanity

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Folks, there is reason to be hopeful that our lawmakers can put aside their ideological differences every now and then and do what makes sense for constituents.

Could Snyder Be Ousted Bt A Dem Next Election?

Washington Post | Posted 08.14.2013 | Detroit

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee's decision to switch from independent to Democrat effectively handed Democrats their 20th governorship. It also me...

Another Michigan City In Financial Emergency

Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has agreed with a five-member review team that the city of Hamtramck is in the midst of a financial emergency, according to ...

Growing Battle Pits Republican vs. Republican

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's Republican versus Republican in the latest round of political battles over health care. Conservative Republican legislators i...

Joy Resmovits

Jeb Bush Attacks Public Schools: 'They Dumb Down Standards'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.30.2013 | Detroit

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Jeb Bush praised charter schools and slammed traditional public schools and teachers unions in a speech here Wednesday, sayi...

Anti-Abortion Leader Compares Rape And Incest To Accidents

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The head of a pro-life group in Michigan made a controversial comparison on Wednesday, arguing that women in the state should be forced to pay extra f...

Former Congressman Considering Bid For Michigan Governor

MLive | Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, MI -- Former Congressman Mark Schauer likes his current job, has enjoyed spending more time with his family and doesn't particularly miss the...

Snyder Gives His Opinion On 63-Year-Old Arkansas Fugitive

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 05.09.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- A request to return a 63-year-old fugitive to Arkansas is not a high priority, Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday, citing the convicted ...

Joy Resmovits

School District Ran Out Of Money Before Graduation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

When high school seniors worry about whether they can graduate, it's usually because they're failing a class or two. Not in Buena Vista. The tin...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Appreciation Day Surprise: We're Shutting Down Your School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

The teachers agreed to work for free, but apparently that wasn't enough -- so school's out. That's the latest in Buena Vista, Mich., a school dist...

A Message for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: EAA Is a Failed Experiment

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

The Educational Achievement Authority is an experiment that has failed. Legislators are considering a bill to expand it from its current 15-school version in Detroit to a statewide district that takes over the "bottom 5 percent" of schools. This system must be abolished completely, certainly not expanded statewide.

The Detroit Caucus Unanimously Opposes HB 4612

Thomas Stallworth | Posted 07.06.2013 | Detroit
Thomas Stallworth

We have a quality auto insurance system. We should improve it by making premiums more affordable, protecting health care coverage, and strengthening oversight of insurance company and car repair practices.

Why Right-to-Work Is Not Pro-Worker

Ben Townsend | Posted 07.03.2013 | Detroit
Ben Townsend

Here are some thoughts on recent changes to union laws in Michigan, the historic home of the American labor movement.

Republican Legislators Blocking Access to Health Insurance Because 'It Is Good Politics to Oppose the Black Guy in the White House'

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

We have reached a new low point in American politics when Republicans are denouncing Jan Brewer as a "big government" liberal.

Governor Defends Secret Project To Reform Education System

www.detroitnews.com | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

Lansing -- Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday defended his administration's involvement in a secret project that is trying to develop a cheaper way to deliver...

International Bridge Project Clears Hurdle.. But More To Come

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 04.12.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan won approval Friday to build a second bridge between Detroit and Canada, a key step needed to start construction on the $3....

John Celock

GOP Welfare Proposal Could Have 'Devastating Effects' On Families

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri wants to tie welfare benefits to school attendance with a bill that would require 90 percent attendance for children...

Politicians Giving Commencement Speeches In 2013

Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Commencement season is upon us, and some lucky college graduates will hear from some big names on their special day. President Barack Obama, forme...

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...