Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder addresses reporters during a news conference Friday, July 19, 2013 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Mich. governor front, center in Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — Seven governors came and went during the decades-long decay of Michigan’s largest city that culminated with a humiliating collapse into financial ruin. It’s the eighth, former business executive and relative political novice […]


The Detroit skyline rises behind the Monument to Joe Louis, also known as "The Fist," Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Long-suffering Detroit finally turns to bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles […]


Michigan right to work

Mich. House approves right-to-work limiting unions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Republican-led Michigan House has approved a contentious right-to-work bill limiting unions’ strength. The measure approved Tuesday morning deals with public-sector workers. Another bill focusing on the private sector was approved […]


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Obama criticizes Michigan right-to-work bills

REDFORD, Mich. (AP) – President Barack Obama says right-to-work legislation in Michigan is more about politics than economics. Watch the video of his speech here.



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