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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...

READ: Emergency Manager's Plan To Save Detroit

Posted 06.14.2013 | Detroit

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has a restructuring plan that he says will keep the troubled city from landing in bankruptcy court. While bondhold...

Bing Will Support City Council Move To Dispute Snyder On Detroit Finances

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing would support legislation before City Council that disputes facts Gov. Rick Snyder would use to appoint an emergency financial...

Ashley Woods

Detroit Does Not Have To Go Bankrupt

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.28.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) may soon appoint a manager to run Detroit, where a state review team said last week that all signs point to a financial ...

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...

Michigan Gov Signs Abortion Clinic Limits

Detroit News | KAREN BOUFFARD AND CHRISTINE MACDONALD | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill requiring that abortion clinics be licensed but will veto another that would have required Blue Cross Blue Shield o...

Jason Linkins

Right To Work, But No Right To Shoot

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there has been much renewed attention to the notion that ...

Dems Delivered Another Punch In State Amid Right To Work Battle

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- The Republican-led Michigan Legislature cleared the way Thursday for GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to sign a replacement for an emergency man...

How Republicans Issued Major Blow In Anti-Union Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Nick Carey and Bernie Woodall LANSING, Mich., Dec 13 (Reuters) - As a trained aerospace engineer, Patrick Colbeck applied his pench...

Protests Fail To Halt Contentious Right-To-Work Effort

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Lansing, Mich. — Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in this stronghold of organized labor are confronting a new and urge...

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Anti-Union Bills Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Rick Snyder (R) officially made Michigan a "right-to-work" state on Tuesday, signing into law two bills that significantly diminish...

Koch, Right to Work

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
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Michigan Unions Prepare For Protest In Lansing

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. -- More than 200 activists attended training Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are puttin...

Sam Stein

Obama Comes Out Against Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, in a statement Thursday afternoon, came out against proposed "right-to-work" legislation being pushed by Repub...

Ashley Woods

Michigan Gov. Introduces Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

Calling it a measure to protect “freedom in the workplace," Gov. Rick Snyder (R) finally voiced his support for controversial right-to-work legislat...

Detroit School Board Member Compares School District To Jim Crow

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Board of Education member Elena Herrada believes the school board's recent vote to withdraw from the Educational Achievement Authority is a vo...

Ashley Woods

Controversial State Law Could Be Overturned

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Perhaps no piece of statewide legislation has been more controversial in Michigan than 2011's Public Act 4, which allowed the state to appoint an emer...

Free The Files and Huffington Post Team Up To Unlock Campaign Finance Donations In Michigan

ProPublica | Amanda Zamora | Posted 10.10.2012 | Detroit

By Amanda Zamora/ProPublica, Oct. 10, 2012, 12:19 p.m. In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post...

Twitter Reacts To Driver Responsibility Fees Repeal: 'Thank You Obama'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Detroit

Michiganders caught driving without a license or auto insurance will no longer be on the hook for a Driver Responsibility Fee payable to the state -- ...

WATCH: Snyder Set To Reveal Michigan Budget

Posted 02.09.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m -- Gov. Rick Snyder stressed accountability and efficiency in his Thursday explanation of the fiscal year 2013 budget, from enforcing...

Flint's Emergency Manager Finally Meets With Public

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.03.2012 | Detroit

On Thursday, Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown held his first public meeting with city residents since he was appointed emergency manager in Novem...

Would A 'Tough Nerd' Ban Domestic Partner Benefits?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.02.2012 | Detroit

The Equality Michigan Pride political action committee launched a campaign this week calling on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to live up to his "one tough...

Matt Sledge

Detroit Dumps Light Rail Plan For Streetcar

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's proposed light rail system -- back from the grave more times than a character on As The World Turns -- would be revived as a shorter, 3.4-mi...