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  • Officials' kin on public housing dole

    A Michigan public housing commission is shot through with conflicts of interests, including two top officials with family members benefiting from the federal program, according to a government watchdog.

  • Snyder touts expanded Medicaid in re-election bid

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday touted Michigan's successful Medicaid expansion as part of his re-election bid, saying 63,000 more low-income adults have signed up than projected this year, with 3½ months left. The Republican governor said about 385,000 enrolled between April,...

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after settlement

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge refused to extend a timeout Monday in Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a deal with a major creditor removed another opponent from the city's plan to exit the largest Chapter 9 case in U.S. history. A bond insurer, Financial Guaranty Insurance, said it needs more time to...

  • Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    DETROIT (AP) — In a story Sept. 9 about a tentative agreement reached between Detroit and major creditor Syncora in its bankruptcy trial, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Steven Schlein is a spokesman for Syncora. Schlein does public relations for Kirkland & Ellis, a law firm...

  • House OKs bill that would avert $1.1B tax payout

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would keep an estimated $1.1 billion it is at risk of being forced to refund to out-of-state companies under a bill approved Tuesday by the House, which moved to insulate the state from a potentially budget-busting court decision. On lawmakers' first day of a...

  • Deal reached to overhaul Detroit water agency

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit water department would be turned into a regional agency with a 10-year limit on annual rate increases and an infusion of millions of dollars from the suburbs, under a deal the mayor and other officials announced Tuesday. Only two of the governing board's six members...

  • Red Wings want local contractors to work on arena

    DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the Detroit Red Wings want local contractors to build the hockey team's new arena. To that end, Olympia Development of Michigan is inviting state-based construction firms and suppliers to attend a meeting it's hosting in Detroit. The Michigan Made, Detroit Built...

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial turns to poor technology

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's computer system is "beyond fundamentally broken" and years behind the latest software, the city's new technology chief told a bankruptcy judge Monday. Beth Niblock said she turned down the job twice before agreeing to move to Detroit from Louisville, Kentucky, at the...

  • Koch name ID rises in states where it counts for Democrats

    Thanks largely to Harry Reid and the Senate Majority PAC with ties to him, many more voters know of the Koch brothers now -- at least in key battleground states.

  • Taking a page out of the Democrats' playbook, GOP group ties Michigan candidate to Tom Steyer

    Mimicking a Democratic strategy that has sought to tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, a new television ad from a GOP nonprofit hits Gary Peters on the support he has received from billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.

  • Michigan AG on committee for General Motors probe

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he's among the state attorneys general on a committee overseeing an investigation into General Motors Co.'s recall and safety procedures. Schuette told The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/Za3cNj ) Thursday he and 44 other state...

  • Judge: Michigan teachers can exit union anytime

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state's right-to-work law that took effect last year. The administrative law judge, Julia Stern,...

  • Michigan teachers union told to allow members to resign

    In three separate rulings Tuesday an administrative law judge said the teachers' union was unfairly restricting its members' rights under the state's new right-to-work law.

  • Michigan Democrats file FEC complaint over truck

    They're urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land ran afoul of campaign finance rules by renting two big-rig pick-up trucks from her brother-in-law for use on the stump.

  • Creditor wants 75 cents on dollar for Detroit debt

    DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for one of Detroit's creditors told a judge overseeing the city's historic bankruptcy Wednesday that Detroit could afford to pay 75 cents on the dollar to settle its debt if it sold some masterpieces from the art museum. But an attorney for Detroit told federal Judge...



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