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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...

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...