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  • Video: John Dingell talks about when Congress worked

    Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving U.S. House member ever, spoke at the National Press Club last week. Dingell is retiring at the end of his current term, having been a member of the U.S. House for 58 years.

  • VIDEO: Rick Snyder, Mark Schauer locked at 40 percent in Michigan

    Republican incumbent Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer are tied at 40 percent in Michigan's gubernatorial race.

  • Michigan contracts with builder of

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is being criticized for awarding computer contracts worth about $90 million to a Canadian company that was the lead contractor on the federal government's troubled website. The Detroit Free Press...

  • Lump sum repayments approved in Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit retirees will be allowed to repay generous annuity returns with a lump sum in the city's bankruptcy case. A single payment could be cheaper than stretching it over time. The city is proposing to recover as much as 20 percent of the money paid between 2003 and 2013....

  • There is a way out for states trapped in the pension sinkhole

    Under "defined benefit" retirement programs, public employees have been promised more money than states can ever afford to pay.

  • Michigan teachers union attacks credit rating of member seeking to leave

    Bangor, Mich., kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd thought that she was no longer a member of the Michigan Education Association. After all, the state had adopted a right-to-work law in late 2012, meaning workers couldn't be forced to join a union even if their workplace was organized. Since she...

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