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Detroit Financial Review Headed To Snyder

My Fox Detroit | Posted 04.20.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (WJBK) -The financial review team's report on Detroit's finances is complete and is headed to Gov. Rick Snyder. His staff members tell us he'l...

'Magician' Needed For Emergency Manager Job: Restructuring Firm Head

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Detroit

(Corrects identity of Jase Bolger's spokesman to Ari Adler from Virgil Smith in 18th paragraph) By Steve Neavling and Tom Hals ...

GOP Governor Balances Budget By Diverting Millions From Schools

Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is drawing fire for the way he allocates state education spending in his new budget. His 2013-2014 fiscal year budget dip...

Finley: Snyder Chose Emergency Manager For Detroit

Detroit News | Posted 04.12.2013 | Detroit

While Mayor Dave Bing is preparing to give his State of the City address Wednesday night, Gov. Rick Snyder is waiting to hear from his choice of an em...

Why Governor Snyder Is Wrong About College Access

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.08.2013 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

I wondered if Governor Snyder has any idea that his criticism of the college access movement -- the movement that led to these gains -- awakens echoes of the elitism college access is meant to erase.

Belle Isle Plan Still In Snyder's Budget

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 04.09.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder's 2013-14 budget proposal includes $3.7 million annually to operate Belle Isle as a state park – even though the state withdrew its...

The Dishonorable Republicans

Ethan Rome | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

While Republican governors like Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas play games with people's lives to throw red meat to the extremists in their party, Kasich and the a growing number of GOP governors put the needs of their state before their political party.

Michigan's Republican Governor Backs Major Obamacare Initiative

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will become the sixth Republican state chief executive to push for the expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's ...

Why Republicans Are Facing A Grim Reality

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Can a party rule by capturing most of the country but less than half of the people? We might be about to find out....

Michigan's Highest Dem Addresses Plans For 2014 Governor's Race

Posted 01.31.2013 | Detroit

The field of candidates for Michigan's 2014 governor's race is yet be determined, but state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) has already made it...

Snyder Applauds Bipartisan U.S. Immigration Reform Effort

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 04.03.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Governor Rick Snyder applauds the bipartisan immigration reform legislation that U.S. Senators are working to get passed in Congre...

Bing Weighs In On Dead Belle Isle Deal

ABC News Radio | Kelly Knaub | Posted 04.01.2013 | Detroit

(DETROIT) -- Mayor Dave Bing said in a statement Tuesday that he was "extremely disappointed" regarding City Council's decision to table the vote on t...

Belle Isle Lease Fallout May Influence Possible Detroit EM Appointment

The Detroit Free Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder won't appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit just because the City Council refused to vote on a proposed state lease of B...

Belle Isle State Park Plan Appears To Be Dead

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.30.2013 | Detroit

The state of Michigan has said it will withdraw its offer to lease Detroit's Belle Isle as a state park, the Detroit Free Press reports. The Depar...

If You Can't Win the Presidency, Put the Fix In

Michael Keegan | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Unable to win the last two presidential elections, even with the help of unlimited corporate spending and undemocratic voting restrictions, Republicans are now trying to change the rules of the game again.

Union Membership Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

Sarita Gupta | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Without placing a priority on creating not just jobs but good, union jobs, our economy will remain at a standstill for anyone but the 1 percent.

Small Business Owners React to Michigan Governor's State of the State Address

Joan L. Witte | Posted 03.25.2013 | Detroit
Joan L. Witte

Investing in transportation infrastructure goes beyond mere road improvements and short-term benefits. It also generates significant economic returns to other industries and ultimately increases tax revenues too.

Twitter Chimes In On Detroit Transit Plan

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

Light rail funding has finally arrived. At a Friday press conference, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, flanked by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder a...

Drawing Inspiration From Lincoln, King on the Eve of President Obama's Second Inauguration

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

As President Obama draws strength from the legacies of Lincoln and King, it is time for us to recommit ourselves to their vision of an America that lives up to its founding promise.

GOP Eyes Contentious Changes To Electoral College

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON -- After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make...

Snyder Gets Passionate About Roads, No-Fault At State Of The State

Detroit News | Posted 03.19.2013 | Detroit

Lansing -- Gov. Rick Snyder called on the Legislature in Wednesday night's State of the State address to find a way to raise $1.2 billion in additiona...

Snyder's State Of State May Feature Transportation Plan

Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's recent appearance at the auto show may have been no accident. He'll be giving his third state of the State speech Wedn...

Poll: 50 Percent Support Controversial Michigan Laws

Posted 01.17.2013 | Detroit

A recent poll found that while Michigan's new right-to-work laws are divisive, with 50 percent of the state's respondents supporting and 45 percent op...

WATCH: Dems Use Pure Michigan To Slam GOP Governor

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit

So much for Pure Michigan. After the Michigan Economic Development Corp. released an ad last week using the tourism slogan to promote controversial...

Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense for Michigan

Liz Lamoste | Posted 03.17.2013 | Detroit
Liz Lamoste

Governor Snyder believes that "to build a stronger Michigan, we must build a healthier Michigan." I agree wholeheartedly, but we've got a long road ahead of us. Let's get the ball rolling by expanding Medicaid.