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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.

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...

Lila Shapiro

Campus Gun Control Advocates Heartened By Michigan Governor's Veto Of Guns In Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.18.2012 | College

Citing last Friday's school shooting and the need for more comprehensive review of issues related to gun violence, on Tuesday Michigan Gov. Rick Snyde...

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2012

Rich Robinson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Rich Robinson

If we're talking about the biggest PR blunders of 2012, than the list is the exclusive purview of the Republican Party and its standard-bearer, Willard "Mitt" Romney.

GOP Governor Vetoes Controversial Law Allowing Guns In Schools

Posted 12.18.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder rejected a bill Tuesday that would have allowed people who receive special training to carry concealed firearms into formerl...

'This Bill Is Going To Affect Every Single Person In Michigan': Readers Weigh In On Right-To-Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Michigan state legislature approved a controversial bill that labor advocates say would hamstring union workers. Now that the bill has...

Getting the Lights Is a Priority

Gary A. Brown | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

There are 88,000 street lights operated by the city. More than half of these are out on any given day. I believe most Detroiters want their lights on, regardless of who repairs them.

The V Word and the Legislature

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Politicians and clerics here and abroad spend so much of their time trying to regulate what women can do with their bodies and what assorted body parts can properly be called in polite company that it's nice when the penis gets some attention.

Ban the Vagina?

Dennis Miller | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy
Dennis Miller

I wonder if the folks in the Michigan State House are toying with the idea of replacing the word "vagina" with something less offensive? Rep. Lisa Brown created the opportunity when she made a speech against an abortion bill recently.

Ladies In The Legislature: Michigan's Women Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.30.2012 | Detroit

As Women's History Month winds to a close, HuffPost Detroit takes a moment to honor the women leaders who are toiling away for the good of Michigan an...

Happy Birthday PA 4! The People of Michigan Hope It Is Your Last!

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

The concept of emergency management, as pushed forward by Gov. Snyder, is deeply flawed. It is a draconian attempt at a solution to a problem caused in large part by policies and circumstances not promulgated at the local level.

Mich. Senate Votes To Ban Grad Student Unions

AP | Posted 02.23.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- The Republican-led Michigan Senate has approved a bill that would block unionization efforts by graduate student research assistants...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

LGBT Activists To Governor: 'Gay Families Matter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit

LGBT Michiganders and their allies from across the state will rally in Lansing on the Capitol steps at noon Wednesday, ahead of Gov. Rick Snyder's "St...

Snyder Signs Domestic Partner Benefits Ban

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.22.2011 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday banning domestic partner benefits for state employees. Snyder, however, vetoed a portion of the legislati...

Michigan Legislature Votes To Lift Charter School Cap

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.15.2011 | Detroit

A bill that would lift the state cap on charter schools passed the Michigan House 58-49 Wednesday night. It passed the state Senate in a close vote ea...

$62 Million For Heating Bill Assistance

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

Republicans in Michigan's House announced a plan Tuesday that they say would decrease utility rates and protect low-income citizens from utility-shuto...

Simone Landon

Legislator Plays Ball Against For-Profit Charter Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 11.29.2011 | Detroit

As a bill that would lift the cap on Michigan's charter schools is back up for debate in the state House this week, one lawmaker is trying to ensure t...

Joy Resmovits

Michigan Charter And Cyber School Bills Lack Quality Controls

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Among the bundle of Republican education bills snaking its way through Lansing is a pair of measures that, at first glance, appears to capitalize on n...

Joy Resmovits

Michigan Plan To Privatize Public School Teaching Sparks Concern

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

Michigan state Republicans said this week they are preparing a package of bills to privatize public school teaching -- eliciting concerns about workin...