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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...

Finley: Snyder Chose Emergency Manager For Detroit

Detroit News | Posted 04.12.2013 | Detroit

While Mayor Dave Bing is preparing to give his State of the City address Wednesday night, Gov. Rick Snyder is waiting to hear from his choice of an em...

Why Governor Snyder Is Wrong About College Access

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.08.2013 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

I wondered if Governor Snyder has any idea that his criticism of the college access movement -- the movement that led to these gains -- awakens echoes of the elitism college access is meant to erase.

Belle Isle Plan Still In Snyder's Budget

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 04.09.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder's 2013-14 budget proposal includes $3.7 million annually to operate Belle Isle as a state park – even though the state withdrew its...

The Dishonorable Republicans

Ethan Rome | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

While Republican governors like Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas play games with people's lives to throw red meat to the extremists in their party, Kasich and the a growing number of GOP governors put the needs of their state before their political party.

Michigan's Republican Governor Backs Major Obamacare Initiative

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will become the sixth Republican state chief executive to push for the expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's ...

Why Republicans Are Facing A Grim Reality

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Can a party rule by capturing most of the country but less than half of the people? We might be about to find out....

Michigan's Highest Dem Addresses Plans For 2014 Governor's Race

Posted 01.31.2013 | Detroit

The field of candidates for Michigan's 2014 governor's race is yet be determined, but state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) has already made it...

Snyder Applauds Bipartisan U.S. Immigration Reform Effort

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 04.03.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Governor Rick Snyder applauds the bipartisan immigration reform legislation that U.S. Senators are working to get passed in Congre...

Bing Weighs In On Dead Belle Isle Deal

ABC News Radio | Kelly Knaub | Posted 04.01.2013 | Detroit

(DETROIT) -- Mayor Dave Bing said in a statement Tuesday that he was "extremely disappointed" regarding City Council's decision to table the vote on t...

Belle Isle Lease Fallout May Influence Possible Detroit EM Appointment

The Detroit Free Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder won't appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit just because the City Council refused to vote on a proposed state lease of B...

Belle Isle State Park Plan Appears To Be Dead

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.30.2013 | Detroit

The state of Michigan has said it will withdraw its offer to lease Detroit's Belle Isle as a state park, the Detroit Free Press reports. The Depar...