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Can Michigan Really Trust Gov. Rick Snyder?

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Given how divisive right to work would be, it should come as no surprise that the governor would want to insulate Republican members of the state house and senate from taking a potentially damaging vote that would expose their true intentions shortly before an election. The governor, however, tells a different story.

Gov. Rick Snyder Is Working to Destroy Public Schools

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Regardless of all of these potential problem areas, Rick Snyder and Michigan Republicans know that every school they deem failing will simply be converted to a charter school, which pulls more students out of traditional public schools.

GOP Gov. Delivers Major Blow For LGBT Employees

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Although Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder identifies as a Republican, he's painted himself as a moderate who is more interested in job creation than divisive...

Michigan Wolves Don't Need to Die

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Protected since 1973 under the Endangered Species Act, Michigan wolves were delisted at the start of 2012. By the end of that year, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation declaring them fair game for hunting. Why? Because... Well, that's a tough question to answer.

Then Along Came a Snyder: Super Bowl Scuba-Governor and Four Great Lake Shipwrecks to Explore Before the $30 Million Tidal Wave Hits

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Some disturbing images are tough to shake. Not every Super Bowl ad offers a snorkeling governor rising dramatically from the depths of a swimming pool. Toss in the Phil Hartman-like cheesy narrator and you've got a $400,000 bid for amnesia.

Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Defends Right-To-Work Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- The Michigan Legislature's hasty passage of a right-to-work law in December 2012 was likely the most polarizing week of Gov. Rick Snyder's ...

Do Republicans Really Want a Balanced Budget Amendment?

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

No one argues that the government shouldn't be more prudent with its money, but a balanced budget amendment does almost nothing to address the underlying problems that lead to wasteful spending.

GOP Governor Launches Re-election Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

When it came to the prospects of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) running for re-election, it was never will he or won't he. More like: when will he? ...

Bloomberg Weighs In On What's Key To The GOP's Future

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Friday that a Republican Party that ignores the nation's Hispanics and balks at immigrat...

Elise Foley

Rick Snyder: Fix The 'Dumb System' On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) had two messages Friday about the need for immigration reform: the status quo is dumb, and not fixing it f...

This Radical New Idea Could Help Save Detroit

AP | By JEFF KAROUB and DAVID EGGERT | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder asked the federal government Thursday to set aside thousands of work visas for bankrupt Detroit, a bid to revive the...

GOP Gov. Announces Unprecedented Plan For Bankrupt City

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder called for his fellow Republicans in Michigan to join him in allocating up to $350 million in aid to retirees impacted by Detroit's b...

Pensioners Win and Banks Lose a Round in the Detroit Bankruptcy

Wallace Turbeville | Posted 03.23.2014 | Detroit
Wallace Turbeville

Why did Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr rush through a settlement that even the bankruptcy court found to be fundamentally out of balance while simultaneously pounding away at the public employee pensions?

Did GOP Governor Call Out A Fellow Republican?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Did Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder single out a fellow Republican during Thursday's State of the State speech for his anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks? ...

Jon Ward

Govs. Paul LePage, Tom Corbett 'Too Clueless To Even Save Themselves,' Top Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governors' races are not part of a Rubik's Cube like those in the Senate, an ever-changing puzzle with one burning question: Which party...

Rick Snyder Floats State Assistance For Detroit

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder met with Michigan lawmakers Thursday to discuss the possibility of contributing state money to shore up Detro...

Mike Duggan: Detroit Rejected or Detroit Recovered?

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 03.15.2014 | Detroit
David Alexander Bullock

Mayor Duggan cannot rest his laurels on mere trash pick up and snow removal. He has got to attack poverty in Detroit head on.

Governors, Lawmakers Return To Capitols With An Eye On November

Pew's Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Newsflash! Michigan Company Moves to Michigan - "Right-to-Work" Righteousness by Gov. Snyder

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.12.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Michigan's governor signing into law "Right to Work" under the promises that it would make Michigan more competitive, attract new companies and give employees more options.

Republican Governor Condemns GOP Official's Anti-Gay Remarks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican National Committee official's anti-gay remarks last week are drawing criticism from fellow Republicans, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyd...

Rand Paul's GOP Is the Same Old Party

Lon Johnson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Detroit
Lon Johnson

Republicans are looking at changing demographics around the country, and they don't like what they see. Forced to confront this new reality, they must choose between changing their policies, or changing the rules whenever they can.

Michigan's Takeover of Detroit Exposes Strains Over Control

stateline | Stephen C. Fehr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Why Not a Charter Government -- If 80% Raises for Everyone Doesn't Make Sense?

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.26.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

On a quiet Sunday, the Detroit Free Press has reported that the State of Michigan under Governor Snyder, has decided it's time to start paying people what they're worth.

As Congress Sputters, Governors Look To Grab The 2016 Spotlight

Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT, AP MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Governors get things done. That's the message from state leaders who are cons...

Ashley Woods

New Poll Says GOP Gov. May Be In Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

The contest for Michigan's governor's race may be closer than previously anticipated, according to a new poll. While many polls this fall have give...