By Ashe Schow | 12/10/13 04:03 PM
Popular Congressman Justin Amash, R-Mich., is fighting back against his primary challenger Brian Ellis with a Star Wars-themed campaign event titled “The Establishment Strikes Back: Join the Rebel Alliance.” Amash, the two-term libertarian congressman who introduced the Amash Amendment to...
By Paul Bedard | 12/05/13 12:15 PM
The Kentucky Republican is traveling to Detroit on Friday to be offer a national plan to save the bankrupt city through cuts in taxes, regulations and union rules, and he wants to encourage overseas investors to move to Motor City.
By David Eggert | 12/05/13 10:54 AM
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan House voted unanimously Wednesday to make sure people who file certain types of lawsuits against the state have a right to a jury trial, an attempt to fix a controversial law that gave jurisdiction over state suits to different judges.
12/05/13 10:12 AM
LANSING, Mich. — Lawmakers in the Michigan House will see their office budgets rise 5 percent in 2014. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall made the announcement Wednesday. He says that even with the 5 percent increase for costs like staffers' salaries and office materials,...
By Editorial Writer | 12/04/13 05:27 PM
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that Detroit is indeed bankrupt and can proceed with its Chapter 9 filing. The facts in the case gave him no grounds on which to rule otherwise: The Motor City has an estimated $18 billion in debt and cannot reliably provide even basic services...
By Sean Higgins | 12/04/13 04:09 PM
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said she was opposed to Detroit selling off its renowned museum art collection, which is valued at $1 billion to $2 billion, to help pay down the bankrupt city's estimated $18 billion in debt. She said the collection should be...
By Paul Bedard | 12/04/13 09:33 AM
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul this week is traveling to Detroit, the nation's economic disaster zone, to lay out a sweeping proposal to revive the Motor City while also extending his recent outreach to blacks by opening a GOP African-American engagement office.
By Sean Higgins | 12/03/13 12:44 PM
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that Detroit was eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, a decision that comes after four months of legal fighting between the state of Michigan and the unions representing city employees. "The court finds that Detroit was and is...
By Ed White | 12/03/13 09:09 AM
DETROIT — A judge was expected to announce Tuesday whether Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a case that ultimately could crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city's extraordinary art...
By Associated Press | 11/24/13 11:06 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — About three dozen health departments and other local agencies that usually receive state funding to monitor their beach waters for bacterial contamination won't get any money next year because the lion's share will go to one county. A budget bill approved by the...
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