| Mar 16, 2015
| 6:30 PM
This past week, Michigan's House of Representatives voted to kill the tax incentives for the film industry. Some lawmakers acted as if they'd just slain an evil dragon.
Not so fast, Gandalf.
I was in on the creation of these things. Back in 2008, at the...
| Feb 19, 2015
Bruce Rauner is Scott Walker on steroids.
But is that a bad thing?
It does make the coming fight in blue-state Illinois, the political birthplace of President Barack Obama and a state drowning in red ink, a national story.
It isn't like we don't...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:49 PM
Setting the stage for its most significant ruling on gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it would resolve the two-decade legal battle over same-sex marriage.
The justices agreed to hear cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee,...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:54 PM
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that he would not appeal a federal court ruling on same sex marriage, a move that clears the way for nearly 300 gay and lesbian couples to wed in the state.
Snyder, a Republican, said the state would...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:07 PM
Michigan will recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages that were quickly performed in the hours before an appeals court blocked a ruling legalizing the unions, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday.
The Republican said he wouldn't appeal a federal...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:49 PM
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been hospitalized with a blood clot in his right leg, about a month after tearing his Achilles tendon while jogging. Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel says the 56-year-old Republican was admitted to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 2:33 PM
A state legislator introduced a bill this session that would define some college athletes at public institutions as employees, allowing them to collectively bargain for increased benefits, such as better medical coverage, compensation when their name or...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Detroit emerged Friday from the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy with a life line as it seeks to recover from an ocean of debt and mismanagement that threatened to drown the onetime symbol of U.S. industrial might.
The court approval of the...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Friday that creates a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients who are suspected of using drugs.
The Republican-backed proposals, House Bill 4118 and Senate Bill 275, were among several bills approved by...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Detroit might not be ready to exit the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history until Dec. 15, a spokesman for the city's emergency manager said on Friday.
"(The) 15th is the target we think the city can meet," said Bill Nowling, the spokesman.
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Dear Governor-elect Rauner,
I know you have a big economic plan to save the state, just like you've been saying all along. You just haven't wanted to spring it on us.
Not after your election, because it might spoil our holidays.
And not before,...