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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder gives an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Michigan Governor: Solve Flint Water Crisis Instead Of Laying Blame

Snyder, at Flint meeting: “There are a number of folk out there that are spending their time mainly on the political side and the blame side.”

February 5, 2016
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FBI Joins Flint, Michigan Water Contamination Probe

Legal expert says it would be a challenge to bring criminal charges.

February 2, 2016
The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, Michigan

Michigan Governor Won’t Know Flint Costs Before Next Budget Is Due

Preliminary estimates of the cost of repairing Flint’s water distribution infrastructure range from millions of dollars to as high as $1.5 billion.

January 27, 2016
Flint resident Ruby Adolph carries bottled water and a replacement water filter she received at a fire station in Flint, Michigan

Poisoning Flint’s Water: Political Contempt In Action

If there was ever any ethical foundation supporting the administration of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, it has been obliterated.

January 22, 2016
Michigan National Guard members help to distribute water to a line of residents in their cars in Flint, Michigan January 21, 2016.

Loud As They Are, Republicans Mostly Silent On Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Synder is a Republican.

January 21, 2016
Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips helps distribute bottled water to Flint residents at a fire station in Flint, Michigan

Political Fallout From Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Spreads

President Obama: “If I were a parent up there, I would be beside myself that my kid’s health could be at risk.”

January 20, 2016
Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips assists a Flint resident with bottled water at a fire station in Flint,

Obama Declares Emergency In Michigan Over Bad Water: White House

Federal aid ordered for state and local response efforts, where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.

January 17, 2016
The Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, Michigan

Michigan Governor To Request Federal Aid In Flint Water Crisis

Financially strapped city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, when it switched its source of tap water to save money.

January 11, 2016
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Michigan Governor Signs Bills Targeting Gay Adoption

Critics of the bills have derided the legislation as state-sanctioned discrimination against same-sex and unmarried couples — especially because many of the faith-based agencies receive public funding from the state.

June 11, 2015
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Won’t Appeal Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Nearly 300 gay and lesbian couples can now be married in Michigan.

February 4, 2015
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Michigan: GOP Gov. Snyder Wins Re-Election

Snyder is one of many GOP governors to survive election night.

November 4, 2014
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Poll Roundup: Pennsylvania Prepares To Toss Its Tea Party Governor

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

July 3, 2014
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Koch Brothers’ Dark Money Targets Detroit Bankruptcy Deal

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) — the right-wing 501(c)(4) “dark money” group backed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch — has singled out its latest target: Detroit, Michigan. Specifically, the group is mobilizing opposition to the proposed settlement reached in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy case. The settlement, which is the only promising compromise after months of negotiation, now faces […]

May 21, 2014
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Weekend Reader: ‘Save Our Unions: Dispatches From A Movement In Distress’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress, by labor journalist and union representative Steve Early. Early gives a voice to union workers who are losing funding and collective bargaining rights in the name of big business and elected leaders’ political gains. The decline of unions in the U.S. is a […]

May 17, 2014
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U.S. Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages, Holder Says

By Todd Spangler and Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the federal government will recognize the marriages of some 300 same-sex couples in Michigan performed Saturday before a federal appeals court put a stay on such ceremonies in the state. In a statement Friday morning, Holder […]

March 28, 2014
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Michigan Governor Says Gay Marriages Are Legal, But Won’t Be Recognized

By Kathleen Gray, Paul Egan and Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press LANSING, Michigan — It was the ultimate split decision when Governor Rick Snyder said Wednesday that the nearly 300 same-sex marriages performed on Saturday are legal but won’t be recognized by the state because of a stay put on the judicial decision that Michigan’s ban […]

March 27, 2014
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Michigan Governor Says Gay Marriages Are Legal, But Won’t Be Recognized

By Kathleen Gray, Paul Egan and Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press  LANSING, Mich. — It was the ultimate split decision when Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday that the nearly 300 same-sex marriages performed on Saturday are legal but won’t be recognized by the state because of a stay put on the judicial decision that Michigan’s ban […]

March 27, 2014

Michigan Governor Finds New Way To Make Workers Nervous

Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court agreed to a request from Gov. Rick Snyder to examine the legality of taxing public pensions: “Snyder is asking the seven justices to rule whether applying the personal income tax to the pension income of public retirees violates the state constitutional prohibition against impairing or diminishing a public pension benefit.” [mLive]

June 16, 2011
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