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Michigan's Minimum Wage Bill Trounces Democracy and Shortchanges Low Wage Workers

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The Republican-led legislature and the Governor of Michigan passed a watered-down anti-democratic semblance of a bill to increase the minimum wage recently, and critics wonder why no one is jumping for joy.

Michigan Seniors Will Feel the Pain of Governor Snyder's Insensitive Tax on Pensions

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 03.08.2014 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

It must be the dogged CEO in him, the strict businessman who only sees the dollar figures and not the people behind those numbers. To me, that's the only explanation for Gov. Snyder's scheme to raise taxes on pensions for senior citizens across this great state.

Children in Distressed Schools Need a Viable Solution

Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes | Posted 08.19.2013 | Detroit
Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes

Last Tuesday, Gov. Snyder's school consolidation legislation applied to every school district in Michigan. The next day, it applied to nearly every school district. When it was passed the House late Thursday night, it only applied to two school districts in Michigan -- Buena Vista and Inkster.

Snyder On the Right Side of Renewables in Michigan

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Many times I find myself writing my blog posts about politicians who stand with dirty polluters rather than the health and well being of their constit...

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Announces Retirement..

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Detroit

Roy Roberts, the emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools (DPS), announced Thursday morning he will step down from his position. According to a Det...

No Means No, Right?

John K. Bennett | Posted 04.13.2013 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

It appears that some folks have really got their priorities mixed up. Maybe they should let everyone else in on why Belle Isle appears to have become a symbol of Detroit's demise and it must be extricated from the city

Snyder Applauds Bipartisan U.S. Immigration Reform Effort

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 04.03.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Governor Rick Snyder applauds the bipartisan immigration reform legislation that U.S. Senators are working to get passed in Congre...

Snyder's State Of State May Feature Transportation Plan

Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's recent appearance at the auto show may have been no accident. He'll be giving his third state of the State speech Wedn...

Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense for Michigan

Liz Lamoste | Posted 03.17.2013 | Detroit
Liz Lamoste

Governor Snyder believes that "to build a stronger Michigan, we must build a healthier Michigan." I agree wholeheartedly, but we've got a long road ahead of us. Let's get the ball rolling by expanding Medicaid.

Memo to Michigan: Did You Not Hear the Voters on Women's Health?

Cecile Richards | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

An alarming set of bills is about to move to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's desk as soon as today. Pushed through by lame-duck legislators who are about to leave office, these bills would make Michigan one of the most regressive states in the nation on women's health.

Governor Rick Snyder's "Relentless Positive Action" Has Negative Affects on Michigan

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 02.09.2013 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Tuesday in Lansing, Michigan National Action Network will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other citizens at the Capitol to show the governor and other elected leaders that we will not stand quietly by while they hurt our families and communitie.

GOP Lawmakers Pass Controversial Anti-Union Bills

Posted 12.07.2012 | Detroit

Following the Michigan House's lead, the state Senate passed a right-to-work measure on Thursday evening -- just hours after Gov. Rick Snyder and top ...

Michigan Film Industry Incentives Doubled After Last Year's Steep Cuts

Posted 05.24.2012 | Detroit

As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and leading Republican legislators hammer out a budget for the coming fiscal year, they've made the surprising decision t...

Snyder Appoints Detroiter To Financial Advisory Board

Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Detroiter Dr. Glenda Price to the city's Financial Advisory Board Thursday. Price is a president emeritus at Marygrove C...

Snyder Sides With U-M In Stem Cell Debate

Posted 04.23.2012 | Detroit

The University of Michigan's battle with Republican lawmakers over stem cell research took a turn Friday when Republican Gov. Rick Snyder sided with t...

What's Next For State Fairgrounds

Posted 04.09.2012 | Detroit

Unused since 2009, the Michigan State Fairgrounds could get a new life. On Monday morning, Governor Rick Snyder passed Public Act 74 and 75, allow...

Childhood Poverty in Detroit Tops 67 Percent and Detroit Tops List of Nation's Most Costly City Councils

Patricia Lesko | Posted 04.25.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

In Michigan's largest city, 67 percent of children live in poverty. How can they not? Unemployment in Detroit is thought to be close to 50 percent by the city's mayor.

David Sands

Emergency Manager Ignores Circuit Court Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.17.2012 | Detroit

Emergency Manager Jack Martin showed up for work in the Highland Park Schools Thursday, despite a ruling from a judge that he must cease operating in ...

Robbed Of Their Rights? Mich. Teachers Who Strike Could Lose License

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

Michigan lawmakers think educators need to be taught a lesson when it comes to missing school. If new state legislation passes, teachers participat...