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Roy Roberts Hedges His Bets On Whether To Leave DPS

Posted 11.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts believes it's still premature to talk about him stepping down as a result of last week'...

Detroit School Board Acts Fast After PA 4 Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...

What Matty Moroun Might Do To Stop The Bridge

Posted 11.08.2012 | Detroit

Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun couldn't stop a new international bridge from being built in Detroit with a ballot measure. Now he may b...

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...

Attorney Behind The EM Law Referendum: We Have A Right To Democracy

The Huffington Post | Ashley C. Woods | Posted 11.01.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, Michigan voters will cast a "yay" or "nay" for Proposal 1, upholding or rejecting one of the state's most controversial laws. Public Act ...

Detroit Financial Manager Threatens To Leave If School Funding Proposal Fails

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | LORI HIGGINS | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education

Roy Roberts, the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot p...

Ashley Woods

Controversial State Law Could Be Overturned

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Perhaps no piece of statewide legislation has been more controversial in Michigan than 2011's Public Act 4, which allowed the state to appoint an emer...

Unions Try New Tactic After Setbacks

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- It's hardly a return to the Depression era, when company guards roughed up labor organizers at auto plants.  But times are to...

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...

Twitter Reacts To Driver Responsibility Fees Repeal: 'Thank You Obama'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Detroit

Michiganders caught driving without a license or auto insurance will no longer be on the hook for a Driver Responsibility Fee payable to the state -- ...

Republicans Want To Revive Emergency Manager Law.. Even If Voters Say No

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.28.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — The leader of the Michigan Senate said he and fellow Republican colleagues are armed with a proposal to replace the state law t...

A Democratic Mayor and Republican Governor Cooperate to Revive Detroit

Barry D. Wood | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Detroit's brave Democratic Mayor Dave Bing and Michigan's pragmatic Republican Governor Rick Snyder agreed to refurbish Belle Isle Park, a neglected cultural gem in the shadows of a once great city.

Councilman: State's Belle Isle Plan 'Was Really A Promise To Do Nothing'

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council won't vote on a proposal to lease the city's Belle Isle park to the state without further details, members said Tuesday. Mayor...

Keep Waiting For Word On Belle Isle Agreement

Posted 09.17.2012 | Detroit

A Detroit City Council hearing to discuss the future of Belle Isle has been postponed until next week, Fox 2 reports. The body previously schedule...

State Could Operate Detroit's Island Park For 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.12.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a plan Wednesday for the state to lease Belle Isle, the country's largest city-own...

"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...