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Why Right-to-Work Is Not Pro-Worker

Ben Townsend | Posted 07.03.2013 | Detroit
Ben Townsend

Here are some thoughts on recent changes to union laws in Michigan, the historic home of the American labor movement.

Republican Legislators Blocking Access to Health Insurance Because 'It Is Good Politics to Oppose the Black Guy in the White House'

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

We have reached a new low point in American politics when Republicans are denouncing Jan Brewer as a "big government" liberal.

Governor Defends Secret Project To Reform Education System

www.detroitnews.com | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

Lansing -- Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday defended his administration's involvement in a secret project that is trying to develop a cheaper way to deliver...

International Bridge Project Clears Hurdle.. But More To Come

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 04.12.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan won approval Friday to build a second bridge between Detroit and Canada, a key step needed to start construction on the $3....

John Celock

GOP Welfare Proposal Could Have 'Devastating Effects' On Families

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri wants to tie welfare benefits to school attendance with a bill that would require 90 percent attendance for children...

Politicians Giving Commencement Speeches In 2013

Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Commencement season is upon us, and some lucky college graduates will hear from some big names on their special day. President Barack Obama, forme...

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...

Bear Cub Petting Zoos Approved In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green

Despite opposition from animal rights activists, veterinary experts and concerned citizens, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) approved a bill this week to...

Tough Laws, Reduced Ranks Have Harsh Effect On Key Groups

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

-- From a sprawling United Auto Workers hall outside Detroit, John Zimmick has seen factories close and grown men cry when their jobs disappear. Thro...

Groups Stir Wrath Of GOP

stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 03.21.2013 | 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...

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...