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Matty Moroun

Michigan On Sale in Time for Memorial Day

Brian Stone | Posted 07.13.2014 | Detroit
Brian Stone

If you live in Michigan, or any state where the interests of the wealthy are beginning to overshadow the interests of the public, remember which party is putting it up for sale.

He's Not Giving Up

Detroit Free Press | Posted 04.13.2013 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Whatever happens next involving the proposed New International Trade Crossing bridge over the Detroit River, it's likely to happen in co...

WATCH: 'The Daily Show' Rips Detroit's Oddest Political Battle

Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

Leave it to "The Daily Show' to find the absurdity in one of Detroit's oddest political battles. A segment on the comedy news show hosted by Al Ma...

Twitter Users Set Digital Fire To Moroun And Prop 6

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Those readers of ours who are crushed by the failure of a Michigan ballot proposal aimed at restricting the state's ability to build international cro...

Controversial Bridge Amendment Fails

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Michigan voters tossed out Proposal 6 at the polls Tuesday. The controversial ballot measure would have amended the state constitution to restrict the...

Michigan Rejects Proposal 5

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Michigan's voting public has come out strongly against Proposal 5. The measure would have amended the state constitution to change how the state gover...

DEBATE: Should Michigan Pass The Proposal 6 Bridge Amendment?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Is the proposed New International Trade Crossing really a bridge to nowhere? What with $4.65 million in ads blaring opposition to the planned gover...

Matty Moroun Flyer: 'More Of Your Money For Detroit?'

Detroit Free Press | Paul Egan and John Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit

Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun's latest flyer in support of Proposal 6 arrived in Michigan mailboxes Saturday and drew immediate outrag...

Moroun Spent Millions On Bridge Proposal

Detroit News | Posted 10.27.2012 | Detroit

Lansing -- Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun has dumped $31.3 million into his Proposal 6 campaign to require statewide votes on tunnels a...

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...

Michigan Central Station Turns The Lights On

Detroit News | Posted 10.02.2012 | Detroit

Detroit — After decades of darkness, the lights are back on at the Michigan Central Station. The Detroit International Bridge Co., which owns the...

Could Michigan Central Station Be Reopened Like Union Station in D.C.?

Chris Zadorozny | Posted 09.01.2012 | Detroit
Chris Zadorozny

If you were to walk up to D.C.'s Union Station today, you would see a wonderful building, with plenty of vibrant life, full of people. It would be wonderful to see the aging Michigan Central Station become like Union Station.

It's A Deal: Bridge Agreement Between Michigan, Canada Released

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit

WINDSOR, Ontario — A second international bridge will span the Detroit River at no cost to Michigan, U.S. and Canadian leaders announced Friday,...

POLL: What Should We Name The New International Bridge Crossing?

Posted 06.13.2012 | Detroit

We're still waiting for the formal announcement, but it looks like Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the Canadian government will finally announce the pla...

Governor Bypasses State Legislature To Make Deal With Canada For International Bridge

Posted 06.12.2012 | Detroit

A plan to build a new bridge between Michigan and its largest trading partner, Canada, may hit a new milestone this week. Crain's Detroit Business...

LOOK: Gateway Project Hits Important Milestone

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's contentious Gateway Project, the drawn-out construction plan meant to keep trucks off city streets and out of Detroit neighborhoods, hit an ...

Matty Moroun Hands MDOT Millions

Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit

Things are finally moving along for the drawn-out Gateway Project, with the Detroit International Bridge Company transferring a promised $16 million t...

'Reuse' Ideas For Michigan Central Station From Other Cities

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 03.18.2012 | Detroit

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- When Mary Lynne and Dan Kautz chose a place to hold their wedding reception, they didn't book a grand ballroom in some pricey hotel o...

Who Will Take Over The Gateway Project?

Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

The ramps connecting the Ambassador Bridge to area freeways might get a facelift sooner than thought. The Michigan Department of Transportation, w...

Meet Michigan's Billionaires

Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

On Forbes list of 2012's worldwide billionaires, released Wednesday, Michiganders took only 11 of the record 1,226 spots. None of the Michiganders' ne...

Bridge Co. Caves On Gateway Project

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Detroit

Feb 8 (Reuters) - A bridge company that owns the busiest crossing between the United States and Canada will comply with a judge's order to finish a ...

Detroiters Respond To Moroun's Jailing

Posted 01.13.2012 | Detroit

When Matty Moroun was sentenced Thursday, tweeters caused a celebratory ruckus. After years of battling it out in court with MDOT, Detroit Internat...

Simone Landon

Judge Cracks Down On Moroun, Bridge Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 01.13.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan Court of Appeals released Detroit International Bridge Company owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun and president Dan Stamper from Wayne County Ja...

Matt Sledge

Detroit Bridge Battle Pits City Residents Against Each Other

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.18.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The battle for a bridge over the Detroit River has been fierce. On one side of the fight stands a billionaire who does not want to see his ...

Michigan Legislature Sides With DIBC's Money, Not Citizens' Best Interests

Rashida Tlaib | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Rashida Tlaib

Detroit International Bridge Company's money and influence has manipulated our elected legislative body in such a way that it has completely warped the perceptions of a bill that would have benefited everyone.