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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...

On Jobs Rick Snyder Is 'One Lucky Nerd'

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If we are to believe Rick Snyder is responsible for this job creation, he should be able to identify specific legislative actions that brought this improvement; otherwise the governor is just taking credit for the work of his predecessor.

GOP Governor Dodges Gay Rights Question, Again

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has historically avoided choosing sides on LGBT rights. He sidestepped the issue again on Thursday, doing an impressive ...

Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Pressured To Reveal Secret Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Michigan) will shut down a secret fund that paid salaries to his trusted advisors, living expenses for Detroit's emergency manager...

Who's Donating To Snyder's Secret NERD Fund?

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 10.10.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said under oath that he does not know who contributed to a nonprofit fund that is ...

Snyder Will Answer Detroit Bankruptcy Questions Under Oath

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will take questions under oath Wednesday as labor unions and other creditors in Detroit's b...

Detroit Bankruptcy Is About Union Busting, Not Being Bankrupt

Paul Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Paul Alexander

The fights between Wisconsin Governor Rick Scott and the public employees are well known, and Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder may be more under-the-radar than his neighbor to the West, but is in many ways cut from the same cloth.

Midwest Republicans: Don't Blame Us For Shutdown

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans in the Midwest would like you to know something about the government shutdown that closed the na...

GOP States Offer Little Obamacare Help

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — After three years of bashing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican governors were surprisingly mute on...

The Real Death Panel in Obamacare? How About the GOP?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The GOP constantly excoriates liberals and Democrats for their welfare state fantasies because, Republicans insist, there is no such thing as a "free lunch" and that leftists don't understand that life involves hard choices. But the irony here is that Obamacare, for all its flaws, actually recognizes this.

Unions Establishing Early Targets For 2014

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest labor federation plans to shift more of its political resources into state and local campaigns next year. AFL-CIO ...

Something Isn't Right In GOP Gov.'s Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

With the Michigan gubernatorial race more than 13 months away, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's first campaign ad was released Tuesday, a one-minute spot...

GOP Gov. Hopes To Be 'Reasonable Model' For The Party

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and DAVID EGGERT | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder – the understated, self-described "nerd" and former CEO – is making one thing clear as he prepa...

Ashley Woods

How Long Must This Michigan City Wait For Democracy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- Michigan's controversial emergency manager law gives state-appointed financial managers sweeping powers to bring cities in crisis back from...

When Trust Turns to Rust in the Motor City

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in Detroit worked a lifetime to earn, but there's always a few hundred million available for a billionaire who wants an extravagant new sports arena.

State Approves Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

Sept 3 (Reuters) - The Republican-led Michigan House gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill that would expand the Medicaid health program for the ...

Detroit: Rick Snyder's greatest failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Rick Snyder may not be to blame for Detroit's fall from grace but standing idly by while his greatest asset imploded is not the work of a great businessman or a great governor. It is the action of man who is out of his depth.

Jeffrey Young

Republicans Back Major Obamacare Benefit For Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Michigan is poised to expand Medicaid to about 470,000 residents in the next several years under President Barack Obama's health care reform law follo...

LOOK: GOP Gov. Wears A Wet Suit, Pushes Divisive Medicaid Reform

Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is One. Wet. Nerd. A certified diver, the Republican governor (who gave himself the "One Tough Nerd" nickname during his ...

Decision On Right-To-Work Law Slammed As 'Purely Political'

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees, a divided state appeals court ruled Thursday in the first major lega...