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Detroit Now Has a White, Republican Mayor and City Council: State Take Over Coming to a Black City Near You

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 05.18.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Detroit has seen its better days, but the latest national trending news is the most disheartening story that anybody could tell.

LOOK: Michigan Cities Under State Control

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday that the state would appoint an emergency financial manager to Detroit. Beginning Monday, Washington D.C. ...

David Sands

LOOK: Detroiters Protesting EFM Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 03.25.2013 | Detroit

An expected state takeover has been the hottest of hot button issues in Detroit, and Gov. Rick Snyder's Thursday announcement of a state takeover and ...

Ashley Woods

Governor Makes Decision On Detroit Takeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.14.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder will appoint an emergency financial manager to take over control of Michigan’s largest city, he said Thursday in Detroit. The annou...

WATCH: Snyder To Announce Detroit's Future

Posted 03.14.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will make an announcement Thursday afternoon about Detroit's future in light of the city's fiscal crisis. He is expected to ...

Snyder Expected To Announce Detroit EFM Today

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.14.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to announce his choice for emergency financial manager for the City of Detroit during a news conference today. As firs...

Source: Snyder's Top Pick For Detroit EFM Has History With Chrysler

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Detroit

By Steve Neavling DETROIT, March 12 (Reuters) - A bankruptcy expert who collected more than $1 million in fees in Chry...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Unions Take Stock As Numbers Dwindle

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Just as the percentage of Americans belonging to a union has fallen to a historic low, the leader of the largest labor federation in the country on Th...

Bing: 'We Need To Stop BS-ing Ourselves, Quite Frankly'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2013 | Detroit

After Michigan Gov. Rick. Snyder declared that Detroit has a financial emergency, Mayor Dave Bing said Wednesday he would not stand in the way of Sny...

Bing Will Support City Council Move To Dispute Snyder On Detroit Finances

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing would support legislation before City Council that disputes facts Gov. Rick Snyder would use to appoint an emergency financial...

Who Would Want To Be EM?

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 03.03.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- It appears the appointment of an emergency manager to take over Detroit's failing finances is all but a done deal. But one question remains...

Michigan Governor Declares State Of 'Financial Emergency' In Detroit

Posted 03.02.2013 | Detroit

Detroit is in a state of financial emergency, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Friday. "There's probably no city that's more financially challeng...

LIVE UPDATES: More On Snyder's 'Financial Emergency' Announcement

Posted 03.02.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will make an announcement about the future of Detroit at noon on Friday. It's widely thought that he will agree with...

Mayor: Decision On Detroit Takeover Expected From State

Posted 02.28.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will make an announcement about the future of Detroit at noon on Friday, according to Mayor Dave Bing. The decision ...

Detroit Mayor: Rick Snyder Will Announce Decision On Friday

Posted 04.30.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will announce on Friday whether or not the state will take over the struggling city, Mayor Dave Bing said at a press con...

'Right to Work' and Other Betrayals Are Killing Snyder, Republican Brand in Michigan

Mike Jackson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Detroit
Mike Jackson

Rick Snyder and Republicans are playing word games because they know their brand is a pale shadow of what their party once was.

Michigan GOP Backs Electoral College Scheme

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

The Michigan GOP backed a measure on Saturday that would allocate the state's electoral college votes by congressional districts, reviving energy for ...

Preschool: A Nonpartisan No-brainer

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Susan Ochshorn

Obama may well be hedging his bets. But as a believer in taxpayer-funded preschool for all (I prefer the term "public good," thank you), I like to think that the president's paving the way for the whole nine yards. How about that legacy, on which he seems to be working so diligently?

Snyder Needs A Week To Consider Detroit's Fate

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 04.23.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Some people are already telling Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that they don't want the job of fixing Detroit's financial woes, even before...

Detroit 's Future Rests On Snyder's Desk

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 04.22.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — In less than a month, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will decide whether the state will take over Detroit's broken finances and send in som...

Detroit Has 'Financial Emergency': State Review Team

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 04.21.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A state-appointed review team has determined Detroit is in a financial emergency, paving the way for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to ap...

Rig the Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign by the GOP to suppress political engagement and subvert balloting.

Detroit Financial Review Headed To Snyder

My Fox Detroit | Posted 04.20.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (WJBK) -The financial review team's report on Detroit's finances is complete and is headed to Gov. Rick Snyder. His staff members tell us he'l...

'Magician' Needed For Emergency Manager Job: Restructuring Firm Head

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Detroit

(Corrects identity of Jase Bolger's spokesman to Ari Adler from Virgil Smith in 18th paragraph) By Steve Neavling and Tom Hals ...

GOP Governor Balances Budget By Diverting Millions From Schools

Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is drawing fire for the way he allocates state education spending in his new budget. His 2013-2014 fiscal year budget dip...