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Matt Sledge

Moody's Says Detroit Financial Advisory Board Helps Avert Bankruptcy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit

A month after Moody's Investors Service downgraded more than $2.5 billion of Detroit's debt to below investment grade, the city is still under review ...

'He's Not The New Sheriff In Town Any More'

Detroit News | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit

By Karen Bouffard Lawmakers return from their spring break Tuesday — and back into a tug of war with Gov. Rick Snyder over the state budget that ...

What's Next For State Fairgrounds

Posted 04.09.2012 | Detroit

Unused since 2009, the Michigan State Fairgrounds could get a new life. On Monday morning, Governor Rick Snyder passed Public Act 74 and 75, allow...

Janell Ross

In Detroit, Democracy Takes Back Seat To Financial Rescue

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

With Detroit in apparent free fall, city officials voted this week to install a nine-member financial control board with the authority to approve the ...

Development Heading To State Fairgrounds

Free Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Detroit

By Matt Helms Gov. Rick Snyder will sign bills in Detroit on Monday to allow redevelopment of the Michigan State Fairgrounds, mostly unused since t...

Concessions, Layoffs Loom Under Consent Agreement

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 04.06.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A day after an unprecedented deal to fix Detroit's finances was approved, the deputy mayor said the payroll must be reduced to help get the...

Simone Landon

'There Will Have To Be Cuts' Under Detroit Consent Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 04.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pushed an optimistic view of Detroit's future under the newly brokered financial agreement between the city and the state, d...

Unions Still In Court As State Moves On Consent Agreement

AP | Posted 04.04.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- After more than three hours of arguments, a federal judge says he needs more time before deciding whether Michigan has illegally interfered...

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...