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Rick Snyder vs. Mark Schauer Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Michigan Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Rick Snyder vs. Mark Schauer Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin com...

Captive Customers: Outsourcing Prison Services Is Ruining Lives and Bilking Taxpayers

Donald Cohen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Introducing for-profit companies into America's criminal justice system has been a bad deal for governments across the country.

Turning Out the Vote Should Be the Focus of Ferguson October

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Regardless of how successful protests like the one in Ferguson are at changing public opinion, the best way to combat the systemic inequality that plagues all levels of government is to vote.

GOP Governor Spars With Challenger

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appealed for a second term during a debate Sunday by pointing to Michigan's economic turnaround and Detro...

#TurnOutForWhat? Our Values, For a Start

Laura Reyes | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Laura Reyes

At AFSCME, we've recently launched the #TurnOutForWhat campaign on Twitter and Tumblr. People across the country are sharing why they're turning out to the polls on Nov. 4 and they're recruiting others to do the same. It's not just a hashtag; it's a call to action that we will heed on Election Day.

Man Collects $21,000 In Change, Donates Every Penny To Help Cats

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

Never underestimate the true value of a handful of pocket change. Rick Snyder, a 69-year-old resident of Manatee County, Florida, refused to sit st...

Labor Day: Created in Six Days From Collective Guilt and a Stubborn Landlord

Kevin Walsh | Posted 09.11.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

This weekend, we're celebrating the end of summer -- the bookend to Memorial Day and a great Monday to have off. Labor Day was created to supposedly honor the American worker but was passed in record time in 1887 by a Congress and president with a guilty-conscience. It was strictly a PR move.

From Labor Day to Election Day, 'These People' Are Ready for Action

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

This Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer. Most won't think about the 1.6 million hardworking public service workers of AFSCME who are on duty 24/7. But evidence of what we do for our communities will be everywhere.

GOP Gov. Makes Tone Deaf Comment About Disastrous Floods

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

After record rains buried Detroit-area freeways, with flooding continuing in the next few days and causing widespread damage, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyde...

Gov. Snyder's Casual Response to #Floodageddon Is Michigan's 'Katrina'

Brian Stone | Posted 10.13.2014 | Detroit
Brian Stone

Just like New Orleans' infamous sea wall, Gov. Snyder's drought of action in Detroit is rising to Katrina-levels of neglect.

Republican's Offer Ironically Awful Attacks on Mark Schauer

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

It's fine to believe the Mark Schauer isn't the right man for the job. But if these latest attacks are meant to prove that Gov. Snyder is the man for Michigan, the Nerd should be very concerned -- by Republicans' own standards, he is even less qualified to be governor than Mark Schauer.

Don't Let Michigan Republicans Fool You Again

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So while Republicans have spent the last few months putting lipstick on the pig that is their legislative priorities, it is important for voters to remember that the softened positions these individuals are taking now don't represent a true Republican agenda.

Snyder Efforts Met With Ambivalence

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged impro...

Fixing Public Pensions: The First Step in Detroit's Long Road to Recovery

Bob Williams | Posted 09.15.2014 | Detroit
Bob Williams

Orr gets it. He went after pension debt, the city's biggest foe, and is now winning that fight. Simply put, his continued focus on pension reform is the solution that Detroit needs. With that said, Detroit still faces a long, up-hill climb.

Detroit Could Get A Major Windfall From The State

AP | By DAVID EGGERT | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Senate approved on Tuesday spending $195 million to help prevent steeper cuts in Detroit retiree pensions as part o...

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

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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.

GOP Governor Supports Gay Rights, Except When He Doesn't

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) voiced support for gay rights Thursday, but has not disavowed the state's contested ban on gay marriage. According t...

Michigan Raises Its Minimum Wage

AP | EMMA FIDEL | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage by 25 percent gradually over the next f...

Koch Brothers Group Deals Blow To GOP Governor With Effort To Torpedo Deal

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group supported by the Koch brothers, has launched an effort to torpedo a ...

Michigan Fails Food Growers

Nancy Kotting | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Nancy Kotting

At the local level, many communities are quickly recognizing the overwhelming desire of the general public to regain control of their food sources out of the desire to live healthy and sustainable lives.

Conservatives Don't Really Care About Improving Education

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

No one is suggesting that we can't improve educational outcomes but pretending that a severely biased reading of an immaterial report somehow confirms the need for highly suspect partisan solutions could be the best example of where our school systems really do need to improve.

Gov. Rick Snyder: One Misleading Flip-flopper

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So far in this election cycle, Snyder and his team of experts have proven to be very good at creating catchy nicknames and misrepresenting data to make it appear the governor has had a positive impact.

The Michigan Governor's Race Just Got More Interesting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor announced his running mate Thursday, choosing a former lawmaker who has championed women's rights and mar...

Bad Ads and Worse Puns for Rick Snyder: Inside the Koch Brothers' War-Room

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.01.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Always a fan of strange ads, I thought I'd deconstruct the possible creation of this beauty -- a close second to Rick Snyder's scuba-diving Super Bowl ad.

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...