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Emergency Financial Managers

Emergency Financial Manager Is a Real Possibility for Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 02.09.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

I will not waver in an effort to join with my council colleagues and Mayor Bing to make the necessary bold financial reforms. If we don't move swiftly, the certainty is an emergency financial manager will take even bolder action on behalf of Detroiters.

Are Michigan Republicans Scared of Democracy?

Paul Ruth | Posted 07.02.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

It might seem like an odd idea, but recent proposals, changes, and questionable intentions make this question worth answering.

Working Families Targeted in Michigan

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 04.30.2012 | Detroit
Lee A. Saunders

We didn't fight for our rights, as Americans or as working people, only to surrender them to a governor who is cavalierly defying the will of the people. And we will not rest until full democracy is restored to the people of Michigan.

An Emergency Manager Would Put Belle Isle at Risk

Tiya Miles | Posted 03.25.2012 | Detroit
Tiya Miles

If an emergency manager were to be assigned, a potential outcome would be the sale of Belle Isle. If Detroit is a black city, then Belle Isle is black land. It is precious, peaceful, protected land held in trust for the people of the city.

Detroit Really Does Matter?

Daniel Cherrin | Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit
Daniel Cherrin

Detroit and Detroiters changed the way people live, work and enjoy their lives. Detroit then and Detroit today, stands as an emblem of America's spirit.

Hey Lansing, Stop Taking Our Democracy!

Paul Ruth | Posted 02.21.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

Recent legislation from Governor Snyder and the Michigan state legislature has sought to strip away power from local municipalities and from the people. At the top of the list is the whole concept of the Financial Manager.

We the People of Michigan

Rep. Harvey Santana | Posted 02.14.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Harvey Santana

As an elected representative of the people I am disgusted and ashamed to be in a body which would attempt to spit in the face of our very foundation of government as well as the people of Michigan.

Detroit Fiscal Crisis: State Takeover Looms As City Council Meets With Unions

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

Detroit City Council is set to meet with city unions Thursday in continued discussions to develop a plan to stave off a state takeover of the city's f...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Occupy Detroit Begins Voter Registration Drive | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

This Saturday, look for a group of Occupy Detroiters dressed in Santa hats, handing out candy canes and asking if you're registered to vote. Occupy...

Emergency Financial Manager? Bring It On!

John K. Bennett | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

It's high time Detroit finally got an EFM. For many years, especially the last 11 years, Detroit has really been drowning in red ink and leadership hasn't been able to stem the tide.

Students Protest University of Michigan's Decision to Name Gov. Rick Snyder Commencement Speaker

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Beenish Ahmed

The Governor, who holds a bachelor's, master's, and law degree from the University highlights the success of its alumni, argues U of M's president, but many find Snyder to be a controversial choice.