Tag: Rick Snyder

Michael Moore Offers His Michigan Home to Syrian Refugees

Michael Moore is no fan of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s recent ban on allowing Syrian refugees into his state. In a show of defiance, the Oscar-winning filmmaker has offered up his own Traverse City residence to Syrians looking for shelter in the United States.

Chinese Buying Detroit

Chinese Buying Detroit

The largest Chinatown in the U.S. may soon be Detroit. Not an area within the city, but the city itself. Chinese investors are investing heavily in the bankrupt city, so much so that it now ranks fourth among all U.S. cities

Red Wings Unveil New Arena with a Taxpayer Assist

Red Wings Unveil New Arena with a Taxpayer Assist

Detroit needs an assist. In exchange for several hundred million dollars, the Red Wings promise to give them one. The Ilitch family owning the Detroit Red Wings and Joe Louis Arena (and Little Caesar’s) unveiled plans for a new arena

Right to Work Laws Cover 72% of Auto Production

Right to Work Laws Cover 72% of Auto Production

The union membership rate of Americans working stands at 11.3%, or 14.5 million, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the last two decades, that percentage fell by 45%, despite a doubling in public employee unions. One of the major reasons

Michigan Gov. Repeals Ban on Short-Barreled Rifles

Michigan Gov. Repeals Ban on Short-Barreled Rifles

Last week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed legislation repealing that state’s ban on privately owned short-barreled rifles and shotguns.  The legislation–Senate Bill 610–passed in the house and senate by near unanimous margins.  NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox applauded the

Chamber of Commerce: Conservatives the 'Problem' in Amnesty Battle

Chamber of Commerce: Conservatives the 'Problem' in Amnesty Battle

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said once again that conservatives were the “problem” when it came to passing immigration reform legislation with amnesty provisions.  “The left has never been the problem on this,” Randel Johnson, the chamber’s senior vice president, said

Michigan Gov Rick Snyder Endorses Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Michigan Gov Rick Snyder Endorses Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

On Friday, Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder emphatically supported comprehensive immigration reform and implied that enforcement of the current immigration laws were “dumb” at an event with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  “We need comprehensive immigration reform,” Snyder said at

Michigan Won't Require Abortion in Basic Insurance Policies

Michigan Won't Require Abortion in Basic Insurance Policies

By DAVID EGGERTAssociated PressLANSING, Mich.Michigan will join more conservative states in requiring residents who want health insurance coverage for abortions to buy an extra policy, after Republican legislators passed the law Wednesday over the objections of Democrats who pleaded for

Paying Detroit's Debts: Start with the Art

In response to City of Detroit Allowed to Proceed With Bankruptcy: As Javier said, a judge ruled yesterday that Detroit can file bankruptcy.  From the New York Times: “This once proud and prosperous city can’t pay its debts,” the judge

Judge: Detroit Eligible for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

Judge: Detroit Eligible for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

(AP) Judge: Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcyBy ED WHITEAssociated PressDETROITDetroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision that now shifts the case toward

Creditors Face Deadline in Detroit Bankruptcy Case

Creditors Face Deadline in Detroit Bankruptcy Case

By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated PressDETROITBanks, bond insurers, employee pension systems and others standing to lose big if a federal judge declares Detroit insolvent are expected to legally file their objections to the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Monday is the

Detroit Arena: All Cost, No Benefit

Detroit Arena: All Cost, No Benefit

Detroit is bankrupt, but Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr are going forward with a plan to finance a taxpayer-funded arena. Michigan’s taxpayers are expected to pay $444 million for the stadium.  Based on being

AP: Autos Troubles, Race at Root of Detroit Collapse

AP: Autos Troubles, Race at Root of Detroit Collapse

By SHARON COHENAP National WriterBlue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where

Detroit: A City in Ruin and a Warning for America

Detroit: A City in Ruin and a Warning for America

The City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in federal court July 18, signifying the official advent of failure from one of America’s most liberal cities. January 2, 1962 was the last day that a Republican held the mayor’s office, and