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Amanda Terkel

Rick Snyder's Position On Same-Sex Marriages 'Head-Spinning,' Key Lawyer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the lawyers who successfully challenged Michigan's ban on marriage equality criticized Gov. Rick Snyder's (R) decision not to gra...

GOP Gov. Delivers Major Blow For LGBT Employees

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Although Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder identifies as a Republican, he's painted himself as a moderate who is more interested in job creation than divisive...

Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Defends Right-To-Work Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- The Michigan Legislature's hasty passage of a right-to-work law in December 2012 was likely the most polarizing week of Gov. Rick Snyder's ...

GOP Gov. Announces Unprecedented Plan For Bankrupt City

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder called for his fellow Republicans in Michigan to join him in allocating up to $350 million in aid to retirees impacted by Detroit's b...

From Motown to Notown

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Images of the city play like a science fiction movie narrating the end of America's successful experiment with diversity in a robust urban life style. Detroit has gone from 'Motown' to 'Notown.'

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.

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.

Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Pressured To Reveal Secret Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Snyder Will Answer Detroit Bankruptcy Questions Under Oath

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will take questions under oath Wednesday as labor unions and other creditors in Detroit's b...

Taking the Wheels Off the Motor City

Michael Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Rose

Sadly, Governor Snyder's bankruptcy plan seems more about weakening unions and protecting corporate subsidies and tax breaks than it does about shoring up Motown for the long haul.

Building Blocks for Detroit's Revival

Barry D. Wood | Posted 09.24.2013 | Detroit
Barry D. Wood

Obscured by the prevailing gloom, Detroit possesses the essential elements of a turnaround. If built upon and wisely managed Detroit will experience the kind of renaissance that has made a retooled Pittsburgh so attractive and vibrant. Here are some of the building blocks.

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...

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.

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...

Snyder Gives His Opinion On 63-Year-Old Arkansas Fugitive

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 05.09.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- A request to return a 63-year-old fugitive to Arkansas is not a high priority, Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday, citing the convicted ...

Governor Defends Secret Project To Reform Education System

www.detroitnews.com | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

Lansing -- Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday defended his administration's involvement in a secret project that is trying to develop a cheaper way to deliver...

Governor Synder, A Table-for-One

Farah Ahmad | Posted 03.29.2013 | Detroit
Farah Ahmad

Detroit under the helm of an Emergency Manager may bring back a public bus system and city lights, but what about some of the other things on the table, like Detroit's democracy and sovereignty? When you give something up, sometimes it never returns to the table.

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...

Ashley Woods

Mitt Romney For Detroit's Emergency Manager?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.04.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is on the hunt for an emergency manager to turn around Detroit's financial crisis after declaring the city in a state of fin...

Michigan Governor Declares State Of 'Financial Emergency' In Detroit

Posted 03.02.2013 | Detroit

Detroit is in a state of financial emergency, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Friday. "There's probably no city that's more financially challeng...

LIVE UPDATES: More On Snyder's 'Financial Emergency' Announcement

Posted 03.02.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will make an announcement about the future of Detroit at noon on Friday. It's widely thought that he will agree with...

Mayor: Decision On Detroit Takeover Expected From State

Posted 02.28.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will make an announcement about the future of Detroit at noon on Friday, according to Mayor Dave Bing. The decision ...

A Good Emergency Magician Is Hard To Find

Detroit News | Posted 04.21.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- Several named candidates for Detroit emergency manager have publicly said they do not want the job as Gov. Rick Snyder today is scheduled t...

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...

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.