DETROIT, MI - MARCH 1: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder talks with the news media after announcing that he will appoint an Emergency Financial Manager for the city of Detroit during a town hall meeting at Wayne State University March 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit has more than $14 billion in debts and liabilities. The City has 10 days to appeal Gov. Snyder's decision.
The key is not what I'm doing ... It's not about me. It's about we as Michiganders deciding enough is enough. We were at the bottom for a decade. It is now time for Michigan to stand up and show everyone we're a great state and lead the comeback of our nation.
The MI Neighborhood program will help these neighborhoods be more vibrant places for current residents and become more enticing places that will attract new residents and encourage reinvestment
That's not correct at all ... In fact, what we've really done is focus on job creation -- and job creation for everybody -- because that's the solution to many of our issues. If people are working they can have a good livelihood. They can raise a family. They can be successful.More quotes »
Will Senate bid lure Rogers from his House seat?
that he won't run for re-election opens the Senate seat in Michigan, a Democratic-leaning state that backed Republican Gov. Rick Snyder in the last nonpresidential election year in 2010.Rogers, a seven-term House member, said he is weighing a Senate run but Read more »
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Editor's Picks: What Henry Payne is reading
a push from Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigans 2014 budget will not include a massive expansion in Medicaid to 133 percent of poverty in accordance with Obamacare. Given Medicaids abysmal record of service, thats not a bad thing, writes Michael Cannon at the CATO 9:40 AM from Detroit News Online Read more »
TO THE EDITOR: Governor, Republicans, need to return our money
the Editor: Gov. Rick Snyder and his Republican colleagues in Lansing should rethink all their tax increases on Michigan families and seniors. Now that Michigan has a $500 million surplus, Snyder and Republican legislators should return that money to middle-class from The News Herald Read more »
Editorial: Early budget deal good for state
a sweet job? Run for governor in 2038, Gov. Rick Snyder told a crowd of more than 2,000 people at the Oakland County Republican Partys Lincoln Day fundraiser Tuesday night. That confidence in Michigans future is possible in large part because of the budget from Detroit News Online Read more »
Hitting the chalkboard on Mackinac Island
businessmen and their take on how to tighten the states skills gap and prepare students for work in the 21st century. And Gov. Rick Snyder will speak several times at the conference. Since he took office, Snyder has advocated making changes to the states K-12 from Detroit News Online Read more »
Letters: What to do with the surplus?
Snyder is the best thing that has happened to this state in years. Rick Snyder is a tax-and-spend Republican governor amazing. Hopefully also soon to be known as a one-and-done governor. When every child in Michigan gets the same quality of education as Snyders from Detroit News Online Read more »