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Snyder Wants To Penalize Families Whose Kids Skip Class

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.09.2012 | Detroit

Michigan families receiving state cash assistance could be soon penalized if their children skip class. During a Wednesday address laying out his ...

'Pay Me Now Or Pay Me Later'

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.09.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Observers have agreed that Detroit needs more than massive concessions from city workers and further cuts to city serv...

Snyder's Safety Plan Targets Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder showed a commitment Wednesday to tackling violent crime policing and prevention in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Pontiac, the...

Will Bing Announce A State Takeover In State Of The City Address?

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is set to give his annual State of the City address from the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Wednesday night. But the "state...

Snyder Set To Debut Public Safety Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

A month after he rolled out his proposed budget, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will make an address on his plans to beef up public safety from Flint, one ...

Pay Even More At The Pump? Gas Tax Hikes Prove Unpopular

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As if gas prices weren't high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for ...

Jack Martin's Back In Highland Park Schools, New Partnership With DPS

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder reappointed Jack Martin as the emergency manager of Highland Park Schools Friday, following a second recommendation by the state revi...

Inkster May Avoid Emergency Manager Through Consent Agreement

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.01.2012 | Detroit

The City of Inkster may be able to avoid a full state takeover, if the governor decides to follow a state review board's Wednesday recommendation to w...

David Sands

Michiganders Demand Repeal Of Hated Law | David Sands | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

After nearly nine months of gathering signatures, members of the coalition Stand Up for Democracy traveled by bus to Michigan's capitol Wednesday to d...

Simone Landon

Financial Review Team Subcommittee Wiggles Out Of Public Meeting | Simone Landon | Posted 02.28.2012 | Detroit

The state-appointed review team charged with examining Detroit's finances seems poised to keep most of its business behind closed doors, despite a rec...

Highland Park Schools Keep Doors Open Despite Financial Turmoil

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools teachers appeared to be working without pay Monday, as classes continued as usual in the district. Only $40,000 remained in ...

Now Out In The Open: Detroit Financial Review Team

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

The 10-member body examining Detroit's finances will meet for the first time in public Tuesday, thanks to a successful lawsuit that charged the group ...

Michigan's Republican Primary: A Regrettable Return to the Politics of Discord and False Hope

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Andrew S. Doctoroff

It is, indeed, ironic that the GOP presidential candidates now flailing about in Michigan have in front of their eyes a Republican blueprint for responsible, effective governance.

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney Inconsistent On Education Money In Michigan? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Michigan's budget surplus has been widely touted as an encouraging sign of economic recovery in a recession-addled state -- enough that Republican pre...

David Sands

Will Highland Park Schools Employees Get Paid This Friday? | David Sands | Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools employees likely will not receive their paychecks this Friday, as the district's financial emergency process restarts in the wak...

Emergency Manager OUT In Highland Park, Snyder Urges Quick Legislative Action

Posted 02.21.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin will be walking away from his position heading the district -- at least for the time being. Go...

Romney Wins Key Endorsement

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday threw his support behind Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination, callin...

Source: Michigan Governor To Endorse Romney

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans to endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid Thursday. Snyder will announce at an event in Farmington...

Judge Voids Detroit Financial Review Team's Work

Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit

WDIV reports Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette has voided the work of Detroit's state-appointed financial review team, and the Highla...

Michigan's budget crisis puts democracy on the chopping block

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit
The Center for Public Integrity

By Paul Abowd, iWatch NewsWhen the city of Pontiac, Mich., ordered the closing of its fire department in December, Councilman Kermit Williams found ...

Snyder: No Cash For School's That Don't Show Adequate Progress, Implement Preferred Reforms

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 04.10.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's governor said Thursday that the state should capitalize on its brightest economic outlook in a decade by opening its...

WATCH: Snyder Set To Reveal Michigan Budget

Posted 02.09.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m -- Gov. Rick Snyder stressed accountability and efficiency in his Thursday explanation of the fiscal year 2013 budget, from enforcing...

Joy Resmovits

About Face: Are GOP Govs Increasing Ed Spending To Save Political Skin? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Call it budgetary whiplash. Last November, a wave of Tea Party minimalism and budget-cutting fervor swept the country, ushering governors like Rick...

Judge Collette: EM Reviews Must Be Public

Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

Judge William Collette ruled Monday afternoon that Detroit's emergency manager review team must open their meetings to the public under Michigan Open ...

Securing Our Future: Investment in the Arts Not a Handout

Jennifer H. Goulet | Posted 04.07.2012 | Detroit
Jennifer H. Goulet

Funding support for the arts represented just 3.7 cents per $10,000 of Michigan state spending in Fiscal Year 2011. Knowing the arts were more valuable than a few cents, we knew better arguments were needed to prove it.