Obama weighs in on right-to-work law

Obama weighs in on right-to-work law

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama entered the right-to-work fray in Michigan, telling Daimler Detroit Diesel workers lawmakers shouldn't be taking away bargaining rights.

Mich. right-to-work law rallies in offing

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- About 7,000 people are expected to gather in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday for rallies both in favor of and against a proposed state right-to-work law.

Michigan looks at right-to-work issue

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said the issue of right-to-work, allowing non-union workers into union shops, was under discussion in the state capital.
Detroit seen as bankruptcy-bound

Detroit seen as bankruptcy-bound

DETROIT, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The city of Detroit is inching closer to bankruptcy by not following state recommendations, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday.
Will voter ID fight determine the election?

Will voter ID fight determine the election?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney fighting for every vote as the bitter U.S. presidential election campaign races through its final weeks, Democrats appear to be winning in at least one vital arena: Republican sponsored voter ID laws are falling like flies in the courts.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

No matter how loudly Republicans maintain they're going to repeal healthcare reform, with the U.S. Supreme Court decision on its constitutionality behind us, it's time for states to begin implementing one of the law's signature provisions: setting up insurance exchanges for those who have to buy health insurance on their own.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Michigan governor declares fuel emergency

LANSING, Mich., July 25 (UPI) -- The governor of Michigan declared a fuel emergency in response to the shutdown of the West Shore pipeline from Wisconsin.
Bomb threat at Detroit's Comerica Park

Bomb threat at Detroit's Comerica Park

DETROIT, July 18 (UPI) -- Detroit police and U.S. Homeland Security personnel responded to a bomb threat at Comerica Park Tuesday night and said no suspicious device was found.
Detroit plan for $100M in cuts approved

Detroit plan for $100M in cuts approved

DETROIT, July 13 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's proposal for $100 million in cuts to the city's unionized workforce has been approved by a city-state financial advisory board.

Mich. gov. vetoes voter ID measure

LANSING, Mich., July 3 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday vetoed Republican-backed legislation that critics called an attempt to suppress voting by minorities and the poor.
Lawmakers target synthetic marijuana

Lawmakers target synthetic marijuana

LANSING, Mich., June 5 (UPI) -- State lawmakers in Michigan moved to stop the sale of synthetic marijuana in the state, officials said.
Michigan approves stun guns for citizens

Michigan approves stun guns for citizens

LANSING, Mich., May 9 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation permitting state residents to carry stun guns provided they meet certain criteria.

Michigan allows bikers to go helmetless

LANSING, Mich., April 14 (UPI) -- Many motorcyclists in Michigan can now ride their bikes without helmets, a new law says.

Detroit mayor out of hospital

DETROIT, April 2 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing left a hospital Monday to continue his recovery from colon surgery at home, his office said in a statement.

Bill would repeal Mich. helmet law

LANSING, Mich., March 29 (UPI) -- Michigan motorcyclists age 21 and over could ride without a helmet if Gov. Rick Snyder signs a bill that would repeal the state's helmet law.

Michigan sees big jump in tourism

LANSING, Mich., March 27 (UPI) -- A Michigan State University study said spending by tourists in the Great Lakes state should rise by 6 percent in 2012.

Detroit Mayor Bing recovering from surgery

DETROIT, March 25 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was recovering Saturday night after surgery to repair a perforation in his large intestine, a statement issued by the city said.

Detroit's finances deemed in severe straits

DETROIT, March 22 (UPI) -- A team of financial advisers in Michigan deemed the city of Detroit in serious financial straits but said it would hold off on an outright state takeover.

Demonstrations oppose Detroit takeover

DETROIT, March 17 (UPI) -- A Detroit group opposing a state takeover of the city's finances has launched a series of demonstrations, its leaders say.

Fed bailout sought for Detroit

DETROIT, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke, D-Mich., said Friday he plans to seek a deal with the federal government to obtain economic relief for cash-strapped Detroit.

Detroit mayor seeks loan from Michigan

DETROIT, March 9 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has asked the state of Michigan for a loan of $125 million to $150 million to help the financially struggling city.

Detroit mayor seeks to downsize government

DETROIT, March 8 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said he is working hard to fix the city's fiscal crisis by aggressively downsizing government.
Is a win in Michigan important to Romney or not?

Is a win in Michigan important to Romney or not?

Fresh from a good-but-not-great debate performance and carrying the governor's endorsement in his pocket, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was prepared to fight for Michigan, the state where he was born.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Santorum, Romney labor over Michigan

Santorum, Romney labor over Michigan

DETROIT, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are running a close race in Michigan ahead of the Feb. 28 primary, political observers said.

Mich. workers sue over pension law

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- State employee unions in Michigan said Monday they are contesting a law requiring them to opt out of a "guaranteed" pension plan or start contributing to it.
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