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"One Tough Nerd" Rick Snyder Is a Governor to Watch

Richard Grenell | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Grenell

Michigan governor Rick Snyder is low-key in his style. He has largely avoided the harsh criticism that Scott Walker has endured. Nevertheless, he has been transforming his state's budget and fiscal situation too.

Relentless Positive Action to Reinvent Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Gov. Rick Snyder

There are a lot of great stories of success in Michigan, and each of them has the same theme: Michigan is open for business, and together we're reinventing our state with relentless positive action.

Poll Shows Michigan Voters Support Controversial Law

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Detroit

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Michigan voters largely support a controversial law that gives the state more power to intervene in and run financially troubled ...

Font Size Debate Marks Supreme Court's EM Law Decision

Detroit Free Press | Posted 08.03.2012 | Detroit

During nearly two hours of argument in front of a packed courtroom on July 25, the justices engaged in detailed debate about font styles, font sizes a...

Michigan Will Get To Vote On Emergency Manager Law

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court says a referendum on the state's emergency manager law will appear on the November ballot. Republic...

EM Law Goes To Court

Detroit Free Press | Posted 07.25.2012 | Detroit

The greatest hurdle for groups opposing Michigan's year-old emergency manager law might be persuading voters to repeal the legislation designed to rig...

Citizens of Detroit Support Crittendon's Legal Action Over Circus Men in Masks

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 09.12.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Having the state live up to its legally binding obligations to the city is worth fighting for. That is especially so when the alternative amounts to a complete abandonment of every principle that has made our society worth living in.

Snyder Will Demolish Abandoned Detroit Homes With State Funds

Deadline Detroit | Posted 07.13.2012 | Detroit

Reaching into Detroit in a bold and unprecedented way, Gov. Rick Snyder is planning to launch a plan to use state funds to stabilize parts of three De...

Motion Dismissed: Crittendon's Appeal Denied

WDIV | Posted 07.11.2012 | Detroit

The last-minute motion of reconsideration filed by Detroit Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon in regards to Detroit's consent agreement has been d...

Veteran Dem Not Ready To Retire Just Yet

Dearborn, MI Patch | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

If first-time candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 12th District are hoping that distancing themselves from politics will help boos...

The Saga Continues: Crittendon Appeals Consent Agreement Decision

Ashley C. Woods | Posted 07.05.2012 | Detroit

After an Ingham County Court Judge threw out her challenge to the consent agreement, Detroit Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon today asked the ju...

Michigan Politicians Sound Off On Obamacare Supreme Court Decision

Posted 06.28.2012 | Detroit

In a 5-4 decision issued today, the nation’s highest court declared the individual health insurance mandate constitutional, upholding the central pr...

Matt Sledge

Tit-For-Tat On Job Creation Ignores Governors' Limited Powers, Economists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

As GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney visited Michigan on Tuesday, his host, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, walked a delicate line, trying to take c...

K2, Spice, Bath Salts Will Be Banned In Michigan

Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m. -- Gov. Rick Snyder signed the package of bills banning the sale of synthetic marijuana on Tuesday afternoon. “K2, Spice and ...

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...

DPS To Pay Price For Poor 2010-11 Attendance

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.12.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools wraps up its school year on June 15. But even after the final bell rings and students leave for summer break, the district will...

Bing: Detroit 'Dead' Without Summer Revenue Sharing Funds

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 06.12.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit's mayor warned Monday that the city could go broke if its top lawyer refuses to drop her lawsuit challenging a deal with Michigan o...

Another Recall Effort Calls It Quits After Walker's Wisconsin Victory

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: Thursday, 7:30 a.m. -- The campaign to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is calling it quits after a similar effort was defeated Tuesday in nea...

Republican Senate Passes Slight Education Spending Increases In State Budget

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

While next year's state budget is headed to the desk of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder months earlier than years prior, the quick pace still hasn't gua...

Light Rail Still Waiting For Federal Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Detroit

Backers of Detroit's on-again, off-again light rail project who were expecting some good news Monday may have to wait two months longer for a federal ...

State Education Budget Passes House, Gives Smallest Funding Increase To Wayne State

www.freep.com | Posted 06.02.2012 | Detroit

LANSING -- State House lawmakers completed work on the state's 2012-13 budget Friday, adopting a $1.4-billion spending plan for public universities, $...

Negotiations Heating Up Over 2nd Bridge To Canada

Detroit Free Press | Posted 06.01.2012 | Detroit

LANSING -- The sourcing of materials to build a new public bridge from Detroit to Windsor is one of several obstacles that must be cleared before the ...

Belle Isle Races Toward Integration WIth State Park System

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.01.2012 | Detroit

Racing fans are falling over themselves this week to scoop up tickets for the Detroit Grand Prix, making its return to Belle Isle. The IndyCar event r...