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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...

State Officials Rebuff Challenge To Detroit Consent Agreement

Posted 05.31.2012 | Detroit

Michigan officials have heard Detroit's top lawyer make her case against the legality of the city's consent agreement with the state, but they say the...

Snyder Not Convinced By Renewable Energy Plan

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.31.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is far from energized about a proposed ballot measure that would obligate the state's utilities to generate 25 percent of th...

Snyder Recall Effort Moves Into High Gear

Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit

The approval ratings for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are trending upward, but that positive political sign hasn't stopped the Republican's opponents fro...

Mackinac Policy Conference: Carriage Rides And The Future Of Michigan

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit

While other Michiganders are returning home from Memorial Day weekends on the beach, movers and shakers from across the state are heading to a quaint ...

Snyder's Final Pick For Detroit Financial Advisory Board

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 05.25.2012 | Detroit

Shortly after Detroit City Council approved its version of the 2013 budget, totaling $246 million in cuts, Wednesday afternoon, Michigan Gov. Rick Sny...

Snyder Appoints Detroiter To Financial Advisory Board

Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Detroiter Dr. Glenda Price to the city's Financial Advisory Board Thursday. Price is a president emeritus at Marygrove C...

Meijer And Marshalls 'Gateway' To Detroit Breaks Ground

Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Someone must've decided the third week of May would be good for ceremonial shoveling: Following the Whole Foods groundbreaking Monday, Michigan Gov. R...

Business Tax Cuts Spell Less State Revenue Going Forward

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Michigan fiscal analysts announced Wednesday the state would draw in millions more dollars in revenue than expected this fiscal year, but the addition...

'What We're Trying To Do Is Basically Start Over'

Model D | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. By Tom Clynes William Rustem, director of strategy for Gov. Rick Snyder, says that nothing is more ...

Health Of Detroit Infants, Mothers Improving

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.30.2012 | Detroit

A report released Monday by the Michigan League For Human Services has some good news for Detroit's expectant parents and new babies, but finds there'...

Bing Picks Financial Advisers

Posted 04.27.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's consent agreement-mandated financial advisory board is beginning to fill out, as Mayor Dave Bing announced his two appointments to the nine-...