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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...

If You Can't Win the Presidency, Put the Fix In

Michael Keegan | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Unable to win the last two presidential elections, even with the help of unlimited corporate spending and undemocratic voting restrictions, Republicans are now trying to change the rules of the game again.

Union Membership Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

Sarita Gupta | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Without placing a priority on creating not just jobs but good, union jobs, our economy will remain at a standstill for anyone but the 1 percent.

Small Business Owners React to Michigan Governor's State of the State Address

Joan L. Witte | Posted 03.25.2013 | Detroit
Joan L. Witte

Investing in transportation infrastructure goes beyond mere road improvements and short-term benefits. It also generates significant economic returns to other industries and ultimately increases tax revenues too.

Twitter Chimes In On Detroit Transit Plan

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

Light rail funding has finally arrived. At a Friday press conference, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, flanked by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder a...

Drawing Inspiration From Lincoln, King on the Eve of President Obama's Second Inauguration

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

As President Obama draws strength from the legacies of Lincoln and King, it is time for us to recommit ourselves to their vision of an America that lives up to its founding promise.

GOP Eyes Contentious Changes To Electoral College

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON -- After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make...

Snyder Gets Passionate About Roads, No-Fault At State Of The State

Detroit News | Posted 03.19.2013 | Detroit

Lansing -- Gov. Rick Snyder called on the Legislature in Wednesday night's State of the State address to find a way to raise $1.2 billion in additiona...

Snyder's State Of State May Feature Transportation Plan

Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's recent appearance at the auto show may have been no accident. He'll be giving his third state of the State speech Wedn...

Poll: 50 Percent Support Controversial Michigan Laws

Posted 01.17.2013 | Detroit

A recent poll found that while Michigan's new right-to-work laws are divisive, with 50 percent of the state's respondents supporting and 45 percent op...

WATCH: Dems Use Pure Michigan To Slam GOP Governor

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit

So much for Pure Michigan. After the Michigan Economic Development Corp. released an ad last week using the tourism slogan to promote controversial...

Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense for Michigan

Liz Lamoste | Posted 03.17.2013 | Detroit
Liz Lamoste

Governor Snyder believes that "to build a stronger Michigan, we must build a healthier Michigan." I agree wholeheartedly, but we've got a long road ahead of us. Let's get the ball rolling by expanding Medicaid.

Chris Kirkham

State Considers Reopening Troubled Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business

Looking to cut a corrections budget that accounts for nearly a quarter of the state's general fund each year, Michigan lawmakers have reopened the doo...

Takeover Contagion: Detroit's Just The Latest City To Face State Control

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.11.2013 | Detroit

-- If Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder concludes that Detroit cannot fix its own financial problems, the city would become the sixth in the state to get an ...

Will Financial Review Lead Detroit To Bankruptcy?

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.11.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit's fiscal future could soon be out of its hands if a team of state officials determines that the nation's former auto and manufactur...

'Perfect Storm': State Tourism Campaign Promotes Right To Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

It might be a "perfect storm" for Michigan's tourism arm. An ad promoting the state's recent passage of controversial right-to-work legislation with t...

WATCH: 'The Daily Show' Rips Detroit's Oddest Political Battle

Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

Leave it to "The Daily Show' to find the absurdity in one of Detroit's oddest political battles. A segment on the comedy news show hosted by Al Ma...

Team Could Decide Detroit's Fate This Week

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.08.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A review team scrutinizing Detroit's poor finances could make a recommendation this week that will help determine whether there's a state t...

Tyler Kingkade

More Guns Would Not Make College Campuses Safer: HuffPost/YouGov Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.08.2013 | College

NEW YORK -- Americans have a mixed opinion on whether guns should be allowed on college campuses, but a plurality of respondents to a new poll believe...

My New Year's Resolutions

Michael Moore | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Michael Moore

No. 4: Stop saying, "I support the troops." I don't. I used to. No. 5: Apologize for No. 4.

Michigan Gov Signs Abortion Clinic Limits

Detroit News | KAREN BOUFFARD AND CHRISTINE MACDONALD | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill requiring that abortion clinics be licensed but will veto another that would have required Blue Cross Blue Shield o...

GOP Governor Signs Controversial Law

Posted 12.27.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a revised version of a controversial emergency manager law Thursday that was rejected by voters during the November e...

Snyder Made $1.9 Million In 2011

Detroit Free Press | Posted 12.27.2012 | Detroit

LANSING -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder reported a gross income of about $1.9 million in 2011, when he says he gave back all but $1 of his state salary. ...

POLITICO: 13 People To Watch In Politics In 2013

POLITICO | Posted 02.25.2013 | Detroit

Who's set to grab headlines in 2013? From a newly appointed senator to a retired astronaut, political observers will have plenty of personalities t...