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Republican Governor Condemns GOP Official's Anti-Gay Remarks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican National Committee official's anti-gay remarks last week are drawing criticism from fellow Republicans, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyd...

Rand Paul's GOP Is the Same Old Party

Lon Johnson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Detroit
Lon Johnson

Republicans are looking at changing demographics around the country, and they don't like what they see. Forced to confront this new reality, they must choose between changing their policies, or changing the rules whenever they can.

Michigan's Takeover of Detroit Exposes Strains Over Control

stateline | Stephen C. Fehr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

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

Why Not a Charter Government -- If 80% Raises for Everyone Doesn't Make Sense?

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.26.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

On a quiet Sunday, the Detroit Free Press has reported that the State of Michigan under Governor Snyder, has decided it's time to start paying people what they're worth.

As Congress Sputters, Governors Look To Grab The 2016 Spotlight

Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT, AP MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Governors get things done. That's the message from state leaders who are cons...

Ashley Woods

New Poll Says GOP Gov. May Be In Trouble | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

The contest for Michigan's governor's race may be closer than previously anticipated, according to a new poll. While many polls this fall have give...

On Jobs Rick Snyder Is 'One Lucky Nerd'

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If we are to believe Rick Snyder is responsible for this job creation, he should be able to identify specific legislative actions that brought this improvement; otherwise the governor is just taking credit for the work of his predecessor.

GOP Governor Dodges Gay Rights Question, Again

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has historically avoided choosing sides on LGBT rights. He sidestepped the issue again on Thursday, doing an impressive ...

Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Pressured To Reveal Secret Donors | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Michigan) will shut down a secret fund that paid salaries to his trusted advisors, living expenses for Detroit's emergency manager...

Detroit Bankruptcy Is About Union Busting, Not Being Bankrupt

Paul Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Paul Alexander

The fights between Wisconsin Governor Rick Scott and the public employees are well known, and Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder may be more under-the-radar than his neighbor to the West, but is in many ways cut from the same cloth.

The Real Death Panel in Obamacare? How About the GOP?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The GOP constantly excoriates liberals and Democrats for their welfare state fantasies because, Republicans insist, there is no such thing as a "free lunch" and that leftists don't understand that life involves hard choices. But the irony here is that Obamacare, for all its flaws, actually recognizes this.

Something Isn't Right In GOP Gov.'s Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

With the Michigan gubernatorial race more than 13 months away, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's first campaign ad was released Tuesday, a one-minute spot...

Ashley Woods

How Long Must This Michigan City Wait For Democracy? | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- Michigan's controversial emergency manager law gives state-appointed financial managers sweeping powers to bring cities in crisis back from...

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 | 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 ...

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 | 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 | 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...

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...