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Detroit Could Get A Major Windfall From The State

AP | By DAVID EGGERT | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Senate approved on Tuesday spending $195 million to help prevent steeper cuts in Detroit retiree pensions as part o...

Michigan's Minimum Wage Bill Trounces Democracy and Shortchanges Low Wage Workers

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The Republican-led legislature and the Governor of Michigan passed a watered-down anti-democratic semblance of a bill to increase the minimum wage recently, and critics wonder why no one is jumping for joy.

GOP Governor Supports Gay Rights, Except When He Doesn't

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) voiced support for gay rights Thursday, but has not disavowed the state's contested ban on gay marriage. According t...

Michigan Raises Its Minimum Wage

AP | EMMA FIDEL | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage by 25 percent gradually over the next f...

Koch Brothers Group Deals Blow To GOP Governor With Effort To Torpedo Deal

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group supported by the Koch brothers, has launched an effort to torpedo a ...

Michigan Fails Food Growers

Nancy Kotting | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Nancy Kotting

At the local level, many communities are quickly recognizing the overwhelming desire of the general public to regain control of their food sources out of the desire to live healthy and sustainable lives.

Conservatives Don't Really Care About Improving Education

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

No one is suggesting that we can't improve educational outcomes but pretending that a severely biased reading of an immaterial report somehow confirms the need for highly suspect partisan solutions could be the best example of where our school systems really do need to improve.

Gov. Rick Snyder: One Misleading Flip-flopper

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So far in this election cycle, Snyder and his team of experts have proven to be very good at creating catchy nicknames and misrepresenting data to make it appear the governor has had a positive impact.

The Michigan Governor's Race Just Got More Interesting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor announced his running mate Thursday, choosing a former lawmaker who has championed women's rights and mar...

Bad Ads and Worse Puns for Rick Snyder: Inside the Koch Brothers' War-Room

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.01.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Always a fan of strange ads, I thought I'd deconstruct the possible creation of this beauty -- a close second to Rick Snyder's scuba-diving Super Bowl ad.

Amanda Terkel

Rick Snyder's Position On Same-Sex Marriages 'Head-Spinning,' Key Lawyer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the lawyers who successfully challenged Michigan's ban on marriage equality criticized Gov. Rick Snyder's (R) decision not to gra...

Rick Snyder: Michigan Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend. The marriages were ...

Michigan Governor Stays Cautious On Gay Marriage

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who keeps mostly silent on social issues in favor of focusing on the economy, is stepp...

Governor: Michigan Won't Immediately Recognize Gay Marriages

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan state agencies won't immediately recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the hours before an appeals...

Saturday Morning Marriage-Rush: Families Racing Against Their Government

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.22.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The Oklahoma land-rush scene from Far and Away, best illustrates what's happening this morning in many county clerk's offices in Michigan.

Ashley Woods

Voters Call Gov. Rick Snyder 'Out Of Touch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's lead over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer has dropped to a thin margin and a majority of likely voters considers the Re...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Man With Link To Michigan Governor Allegedly Posed As A Journalist To Film His Opponent

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- A videographer who reportedly had once worked on a campaign video for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) posed as a CNN staffer to record footag...

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? ...