Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages yet

Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages yet

March 26 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Snyder says stay on overturn of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban complicates status of 300 couples who married.
Frances Burns
Michigan pushes to eliminate 'r-word' from statutes

Michigan pushes to eliminate 'r-word' from statutes

LANSING, Mich., March 6 (UPI) -- There is a statewide effort in Michigan to eliminate the word "retarded" from Michigan law.
Aileen Graef

Detroit's emergency manager submits plan to bankruptcy court

DETROIT, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The plan offered by Detroit's emergency manager Friday to return the city to solvency includes cutting retired city workers' pensions by a third.

Michigan House committee approves state income tax cut

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tax cuts for Michigan residents advanced Wednesday as a House committee approved a bill to cut state income taxes by 2016.
Michigan prison workers say escape was the result of budget cuts

Michigan prison workers say escape was the result of budget cuts

IONIA, Mich., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Michigan prison workers say that the escape of Michael Elliot was the result of budget cuts that have reduced the prison system's resources.
Aileen Graef

Governor declares a fuel shortage emergency in Michigan

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency to address shortages of heating oil and propane brought on by severe winter conditions.
Automakers, feds tackle drunken driving, Tesla rebounds

Automakers, feds tackle drunken driving, Tesla rebounds

Drunken driving and the holidays, unfortunately, go together like fruit and nuts. The holiday period can be a dangerous time to get around.

Michigan governor rebuffs state GOP official for anti-gay comments

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Republican governor of Michigan has condemned comments by a GOP party official that gay people want free healthcare because they are dying from AIDS.

Separate abortion insurance proposal heads to Michigan Legislature

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A controversial petition, requiring Michigan women to purchase additional insurance if they choose to have abortion coverage, will go to the state Legislature.

Goldman Sachs brings 10,000 Small Businesses program to Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Investment bank Goldman Sachs says it is bringing its 10,000 Small Businesses program to the Detroit area, with loans and educational programs available.

Former hospital executive Mike Duggan elected mayor of Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Mike Duggan, a former prosecutor and hospital chief executive, became the first white to win a Detroit mayoral race Tuesday since 1970.

Mich. Gov. Snyder offers deposition in bankruptcy filing

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder took the unprecedented step of testifying in a deposition before union lawyers about his decision to put Detroit into bankruptcy.

Fed, state, local officials to discuss ways to aid Detroit

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials visit Detroit Friday to discuss ways to wipe out blight, improve transit and safety, and enhance the beleaguered city's appeal.

Detroit defends constitutionality of bankruptcy protection

DETROIT, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The City of Detroit denied in court documents claims that its bankruptcy plan violated state protections for pensioners.

Snyder expected to appoint long-term advisory board for Detroit

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Michigan's emergency manager law allows the state to control Detroit's finances for years after the city emerges from bankruptcy, experts say.

Michigan attorney general says he wants to protect Detroit pensions

LANSING, Mich., July 27 (UPI) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Saturday he will intervene in the Detroit bankruptcy case to protect people collecting city pensions.

Michigan Gov. Snyder vetoes bailout for Detroit

DETROIT, July 27 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he will not ask for a federal bailout for the Detroit, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection.

Orr says Detroit bankruptcy won't halt $400M Red Wings arena plans

DETROIT, July 26 (UPI) -- The emergency manager overseeing Detroit's finances says the city's bankruptcy filing won't halt plans for a taxpayer-funded, $400 million hockey arena.
Michigan judge rules Detroit bankruptcy violates state constitution

Michigan judge rules Detroit bankruptcy violates state constitution

DETROIT, July 19 (UPI) -- A Michigan circuit judge Friday ruled Detroit's federal bankruptcy filing violates the state constitution and should be withdrawn.

Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

DETROIT, July 18 (UPI) -- The City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday in federal court, trying to get out from under billions in debt.

Hundreds protest tar sands in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 15 (UPI) -- Turnout from a weekend protest near the Mackinac Bridge should serve as an indication of the growing concerns over tar sands, an advocacy director said.

Oil protest planned at Mackinac Bridge

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 12 (UPI) -- Environmental activists announced plans to stage a rally at the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan to press for more action against the tar sands industry.

Bankruptcy could cost Detroit $100 million in legal fees

DETROIT, July 10 (UPI) -- Legal fees for Detroit could reach $100 million if the city declares bankruptcy, an attorney with a prominent Michigan law firm said.

Michigan among states using TARP funds for anti-blight work

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 7 (UPI) -- Cities in Michigan will use $100 million in federal money to help eliminate housing blight, Gov. Rick Snyder said when announcing the Treasury Department funds.

Detroit officials upset over possible sale of city art collection

DETROIT, May 31 (UPI) -- The possibility Detroit may help settle $16 billion in debt by selling a city-owned gallery's artwork is unsettling, business and civic leaders said.
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