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Council Delays Vote On Consent Agreement

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 04.03.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Deputy Mayor Kirk Lewis plans to introduce a resolution to Detroit City Council Tuesday morning that would call for th...

Council Wins With Tweaks To Consent Agreement, But Overall Document Remains Unchanged

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

The latest draft of a possible financial consent agreement between the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan includes some changes urged by City C...

John Celock

GOP Governor Threatened With Recall -- Again

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

For the second time in two years a group of Michigan activists is launching a recall drive against Gov. Rick Snyder (R). With a reworded recall pe...

Council Could Consent Today

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council is set to discuss and possibly vote Monday on a financial consent agreement designed to restructure city governance and accountin...

Congressman Asks For $500 Million In Federal Loans To Detroit

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.30.2012 | Detroit

As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wrangled with Detroit City Council and the mayor's office over a possible consent agreement to address the city's financi...

City Council To Examine Consent Agreement

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council has scheduled a special session for 4 p.m. Thursday to review yet another draft of a financial agreement between the city and the...

Simone Landon

What Will Final Consent Agreement Look Like?

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) gave some clues as to what a final financial agreement between the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan might look ...

Snyder Holds Town Hall On Detroit Finances

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is set to meet with Detroit residents Wednesday morning in a town hall discussion on the city's financial situation. WCH...

Simone Landon

Detroiters Challenge Review Team, No Consent Agreement Reached

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

Faced with shouts and interruptions from the assembled audience, Detroit's state-appointed financial review team struggled through its fourth public m...

Simone Landon

Snyder Continues To Call For Consent Agreement, Not Emergency Manager

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) held court with the media in his Detroit offices Monday afternoon to push his vision for the city's financial recovery. "I don...

Detroit Review Team To Decide City's Fate

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's state-appointed financial review team is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon to announce the fate both of Detroit's financial future and syst...

Bing Undergoes Surgery

Posted 03.25.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing had surgery Saturday for a perforated intestine, the mayor's Communications Director Robert Wa...

City Unions Ratify Massive Concessions, State Doesn't Care

Free Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Detroit

By Steve Neavling, Detroit Free Press In a blow to Detroit's last-ditch efforts to avoid an emergency manager, Gov. Rick Snyder's office said Frida...

Judge Holds His Ground Against Consent Agreement Speed-Up

Detroit News | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

By Karen Bouffard, Detroit News An Ingham County judge Thursday refused to stop his Tuesday order barring a financial review team from signing a co...

Review Team Declares Severe Financial Emergency

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and TIM MARTIN | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A review team appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to examine Detroit's troubled finances determined Wednesday that a "severe financial emergency"...

Gerrymandered! Dems Say Emails Prove Republican Collusion In Oakland County

Detroit News | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit

By Mike Martindale and Chad Livengood, Detroit News Oakland County Democrats say emails they released Tuesday prove Republican state legislators an...

Court Cases Bring Big Setbacks For Emergency Manager Law

AP | TIM MARTIN | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- A Michigan judge on Tuesday restored power to Flint's mayor and City Council, the latest legal setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and a st...

In Hard Times, Democracy More Important Than Ever

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Detroit
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Is democracy a luxury good in America, discarded when the going gets rough? Apparently Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder thinks so.

Bing: Huge Cuts On The Way For City Employees

Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit

As Gov. Rick Snyder waits for city leaders' rebuttal to a proposed consent agreement, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is keeping his own version of a proposal...

Snyder Not Happy About Anti-Right-To-Work Petition Drive

Free Press | Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit

By Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press Gov. Rick Snyder, who has tried repeatedly to discourage conservatives in his party from pursuing right-to-work l...

The Year In Emergency Management

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.16.2012 | Detroit

It's been a year since Gov. Rick Snyder signed Michigan's Public Act 4 of 2011, officially known as the Local Government and School District Fiscal Ac...

Happy Birthday PA 4! The People of Michigan Hope It Is Your Last!

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

The concept of emergency management, as pushed forward by Gov. Snyder, is deeply flawed. It is a draconian attempt at a solution to a problem caused in large part by policies and circumstances not promulgated at the local level.

Consent Agreement Signals That Governor Snyder Wants Nothing to Do With Detroit

John K. Bennett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

It was thought by many that Detroit would get an emergency manager. Gov. Snyder spoke boldly of helping Detroit fix itself, and if he settles for a consent agreement it will clearly say that he has decided it's too much of a political risk.

A War Of Words For Bing And Snyder

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 05.14.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — The debate over how best to help Detroit avoid going broke escalated into a war of words Wednesday as Gov. Rick Snyder urged th...

Bing Fights Back Against Consent Agreement

Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing had harsh words for the consent agreement floated by Gov. Rick Snyder and state Treasurer Andy Dillon Tuesday. After speak...