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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.

Crain's: Snyder Skeptical On Detroit Rail

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder is skeptical of a private consortium's ability to finance, build and operate a streetcar system in downtown Detroit as budgeted, sour...

Flint's Emergency Manager Finally Meets With Public

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.03.2012 | Detroit

On Thursday, Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown held his first public meeting with city residents since he was appointed emergency manager in Novem...

Would A 'Tough Nerd' Ban Domestic Partner Benefits?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.02.2012 | Detroit

The Equality Michigan Pride political action committee launched a campaign this week calling on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to live up to his "one tough...

NO MORE CLOSED DOORS: Judge Rules Emergency Manager Reviews Must Be Public

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: Feb. 6 -- The Detroit News reported Ingham County Circuit Judge denied issuing an opinion on Feb. 2 ordering Detroit's Emergency Manager Revie...

BREAKING RANK: Snyder Says His Approach Is Less 'Divisive' Than GOP Peers'

AP | By HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 02.02.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday questioned the approach of his fellow GOP governors in the upper Midwest, saying in an interview ...

Bing, City Council Still Mum On Financial Progress

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council and Mayor Dave Bing have yet to come to an agreement on how to address the city's budget deficit as the threat of a state takeove...

Only 35 Percent Of Michiganders Approve Of Snyder's Job Performance

MLive | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder's approval ratings are still relatively low, but climbing higher since the summer, according to a new statewide poll. The survey t...

Emergency Manager Appointed For Highland Park Schools

Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Public Schools will become the second district in the state of Michigan to fall under the control of an emergency manager. Michigan ...

David Sands

Detroit's Dire Money Problems May Worsen With Tax-Cut Mandate | David Sands | Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit

Detroit, already hurting for revenue, must cut personal income taxes by July 1 to comply with Michigan law, according to a report released Friday by t...

An Emergency Manager Would Put Belle Isle at Risk

Tiya Miles | Posted 03.25.2012 | Detroit
Tiya Miles

If an emergency manager were to be assigned, a potential outcome would be the sale of Belle Isle. If Detroit is a black city, then Belle Isle is black land. It is precious, peaceful, protected land held in trust for the people of the city.

Coult Detroit Port Lead To Prosperity?

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit

State economic experts who believe the Port of Detroit could play a key role in Southeast Michigan's economic future will hold a roundtable discussion...

Effort To Recall Snyder Begins Again

A2Politico | Posted 01.20.2012 | Detroit

By Chris Savage Michigan Rising, the group formerly known as the Committee to Recall Rick Snyder (CRRS), was unsuccessful in its bid to recall Mich...