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  • State budgeting with an eye on results

    "Performance-based budgeting," buzzwords for states making spending decisions based on specific benchmarks, gained traction in the 1990s, then fell out of favor during the budget-cutting era of the 2007-09 recession. Now the strategy is making a...
  • Another GOP state may be signing up for Medicaid, and the reason is obvious

    Reports out of Cheyenne say that Wyoming is finally talking to federal officials about expanding Medicaid.  That would make Wyoming the 12th state with a Republican governor to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, leaving 16 with GOP...
  • 188,000 customers remain without power after Michigan windstorm

    Almost 200,000 businesses and homes remained without power in southeastern Michigan and Detroit on Sunday evening, two days after windstorms wreaked havoc in the area. A spokeswoman with DTE Energy, the area's power provider, said 375,000 of the...
  • Detroit bankruptcy pension cuts approved, with only half casting votes

    Detroit’s current and retired city employees have overwhelmingly voted to support a path out of bankruptcy that will include cuts to their pensions, the city said. After a two month campaign both for and against the city’s bankruptcy plan,...
  • Cutting off water to Detroiters another wrong turn for Motor City

    Cutting off water to Detroiters another wrong turn for Motor City
    A few years ago Chrysler made a splash with an Eminem-narrated ad for one of its cars billed as “imported from Detroit,” a clever play on the market-share battles between the domestic automakers and the Toyotas, Hondas and Mercedeses of the...
  • Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie

    Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue,...
  • Filibuster changes, governors underscore exodus from Washington

    Filibuster changes, governors underscore exodus from Washington
    Events Thursday brought more evidence of why much of the 2014 campaign will feature candidates fleeing, figuratively or literally, from Washington. In the Senate, supposedly the more collegial of the two houses of Congress, bitterness seethed beneath...
  • Michigan governor offers pension aid to Detroit, with conditions

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending that the state Legislature approve up to $350 million to help fund pensions in Detroit, though he repeatedly emphasized that the funds would come with some strings attached, including that labor unions would...
  • Detroit's bankruptcy brings up more than finances

    DETROIT — Sheilah Johnson was a building inspector for the city for 28 years, a college graduate who passed up jobs that paid more because a city job offered stability and the promise of a good pension. But the city's recent plunge into bankruptcy...
  • Letters: Let's not let Detroit down

    Re "Detroit's problems raise race issues," Nov. 10 Though many Detroiters may feel disenfranchised by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's appointment of an emergency manager, they should know their voices are being heard outside the state. In fact, if the...
  • Key ruling on Detroit bankruptcy due Tuesday

    Key ruling on Detroit bankruptcy due Tuesday
    Tens of thousands of Detroiters are waiting anxiously for 10 a.m. Tuesday. That’s when they’ll hear from Judge Stephen Rhodes whether the city is eligible for bankruptcy protection, a decision that could affect pensions, city services and...