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Rick Snyder

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...

Detroit Must Grow Up and Liquidate Assets

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The message we're sending other cities as well as our own citizens is it's OK to mismanage all of your money because the government will come riding in on the white horse to save you.

Rand Paul Might Want Alternative Detroit Bailout

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he has begun talks with his legislative staff about drafting a conservative alternative to a possible federal bail...

Joy Resmovits

These Children Have Been Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Beatrice Avery is out of options. It's already August, and her son, a special education student in Buena Vista, Mich., still doesn't know where he's g...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan GOP Leaders Could Support Expanding LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit

More than half of Michigan residents support gay marriage, according to a recent poll, despite the statewide ban prohibiting it. Just as worrisome for...

Tea Party Plans To Abandon Popular Candidates

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

MIAMI — This wasn't the revolution the tea party had in mind. Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded t...

GOP Tries To Slow Anti-Abortion Push In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a mar...

Michigan and Detroit: A Troubled Relationship

Stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 07.31.2013 | Detroit

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

Someone Better Start Worrying About Rick Snyder's Legacy

Nick Norton | Posted 09.28.2013 | Detroit
Nick Norton

As DeBoer and Rowse move forward with their legal battle, gay marriage coming to Michigan in the near future looks inevitable. Will Rick Snyder start to sweat over his legacy or continue to stand on the wrong side of history?

GOP Governor's Polls Improve After Detroit Bankruptcy

MLive | Posted 09.26.2013 | Detroit

File this one under the heading unintended consequences - which often happens in politics. Suffice it to say Gov. Rick Snyder did not decide to sen...

The Crumbling of Public Education in Michigan

Hoon-Yung Hopgood | Posted 09.25.2013 | Detroit
Hoon-Yung Hopgood

There are thousands of children statewide who are not being provided the education they deserve, at the hand of adults who were supposed to protect their best interests.

Joy Resmovits

No Bailout For Black School Districts?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2013 | Detroit

General Motors is alive, and two low-income school districts in Michigan are nearly dead. For them, there is no bailout. As the city of Detroit mad...