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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...

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...

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...

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 health reform law. ...

4 Ways GOP Governors Wage Class War

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
C. Robert 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 ...

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...

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.