The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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MI 2013 Archives

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Michigan Gubernatorial Headlines 2013 Archives

MARCH 2013

GOP seeks to stop paid sick leave mandates (Detroit News, 3/30/13)
Mich. Gov. Snyder moving forward despite right-to-work protests (Detroit News, 3/29/13)
Mich. Republicans on gay marriage: Snyder avoids debate, Bolger urges respect, Agema digs in(MLive, 3/29/13)
COMMENTARY: The right to work and confessions of a one-time union ‘goon’ (MLive, 3/29/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Rick Snyder touts right-to-work law as protesters ridicule him (Detroit Free Press,3/29/13)
Michigan RNC official ‘won’t back down’ after anti-gay post (Detroit News, 3/29/13)
Protest greets Snyder as he promotes right-to-work at Pancakes and Politics (Detroit Free Press,3/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Michigan Democrats’ ‘Middle Class Plan’ is really a bid to end House Republican control (MLive, 3/28/13)
Unions plan protests, vigils across Michigan as new right-to-work law takes effect (MLive, 3/28/13)
Michigan’s right-to-work law takes effect today, but impact may take a while to see (Detroit Free Press, 3/28/13)
Bridge survey finds big support for easier absentee voting, yet legislation lags (Bridge, 3/28/13)
Poll: Michiganians deeply dvided over right to work (Detroit News, 3/28/13)
Lawsuit: Emergency manager law creates ‘new form of government’ (MLive, 3/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Republican hypocrisy on Jackson’s EM protest (Detroit News, 3/28/13)
Michissippi Rising: Rick Snyder is our Jefferson Davis (Blogging for Michigan, 3/28/13)
Snyder amid protest: ‘Everyone likes change, except when it affects you’ (Detroit News, 3/28/13)
Johnson makes claims about Florida voting fraud (Detroit News, 3/28/13)
Anti-fracking group announces petition drive to put fracking ban on the state ballot (MLive, 3/28/13)
Federal suit challenges new EM law (Detroit News, 3/28/13)
Opposing viewpoints: Right-to-work gives workers a choice and can force unions to be more democratic (Detroit Free Press, 3/28/13)
EM protesters leave Detroit City Hall, say demonstrations will continue (Detroit News, 3/28/13)
Michigan is officially a right-to-work state, but critics vow to continue fight (MLive, 3/28/13)
Gov. Snyder: Businesses will come, but don’t expect them to credit right-to-work (MLive, 3/28/13)
Snyder to approve money for new veterans agency (AP, 3/27/13)
School districts, universities skirt right-to-work at a hefty financial risk (Detroit Free Press,3/27/13)
DPS, Utica schools get teacher contracts ahead of right-to-work law (Detroit News, 3/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Can an Upper Peninsula Democrat oust Gov. Rick Snyder? Bart Stupak weighs the answer (MLive, 3/27/13)
Group says it has signatures to force vote on Michigan wolf hunting (Detroit News, 3/27/13)
Michigan counties risk funds for lengthy labor contracts (AP, 3/26/13)
COMMENTARY: See who’s undercutting GOP cries that Democrats are behind illegal voting in Michigan (MLive, 3/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Electoral College scheme favors partisanship over voters (Detroit Free Press,3/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Detroit has to diet to survive (Bridge, 3/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Medicaid expansion is good for Michigan small businesses (Bridge, 3/25/13)
COMMENTARY: As tax time hits, so does a little mutiny among 5 GOP senators (MLive, 3/25/13)
Detroit’s emergency manager begins 18-month term, extends ‘olive branch’ to City Council (AP, 3/25/13)
Supreme Court agrees to hear Michigan affirmative action case (LA Times, 3/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Better education requires smarter politicians (Detroit News, 3/24/13)
Detroit waits, apprehensive, for manager to take over (New York Times, 3/23/13)
Group of Republican senators seek to repeal new Michigan pension tax, reinstate homestead credits(MLive.com, 3/23/13)
Johnson OK with change electoral vote (Detroit News, 3/23/13)
Unions brace before Michigan right-to-work law takes effect (Detroit Free Press, 3/23/13)
Protesters decry Michigan’s emergency financial manager, plan to greet Kevyn Orr on Monday(Detroit Free Press, 3/23/13)
Democrats on Michigan education board weigh in on ‘right-to-work’ funding debate (MLive.com, 3/22/13)
Mich. Senate panel approves ‘medical conscience’ bill (Detroit News, 3/22/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder: Despite protests, many Detroiters on board with emergency manager appointment (MLive.com, 3/22/13)
Ex-Detroit Corporate Counsel: EFM appointment like throwing a brick to someone who’s drowning(MLive.com, 3/22/13)
Snyder to take part in ‘Education Nation Detroit’ hosted by NBC News (Detroit Free Press, 3/22/13)
Jobless rates rise in all Michigan labor markets (AP, 3/22/13)
Sec of State Ruth Johnson supports changing how Michigan awards electoral votes (Detroit News,3/22/13)
VIDEO: Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder defends right-to-work, EM laws on Fox News: ‘I’m doing the right thing’ (MLive.com, 3/21/13)
Auto rates drive Detroit voters into hiding (Bridge, 3/21/13)
Mich. House panel approves health budget without Medicaid expansion (Detroit News, 3/21/13)
Ahead of right-to-work law, Washtenaw County OKs 10-year deals (Detroit News, 3/21/13)
Senate inaction means Michigan gives all control of health exchange to feds (Detroit Free Press,3/21/13)
Mich. House Republicans reject Snyder’s Medicaid expansion proposal (Detroit Free Press, 3/21/13)
Michigan employee unions race to beat right-to-work (Stateline, 3/21/13)
Dem Party chair, officials say Snyder conducting ‘hostile takeovers’ of communities (Detroit News,3/21/13)
Detroit congressmen ask feds to investigate emergency managers in Michigan (MLive.com, 3/21/13)
U-Mich. regents concerned over House bill that puts $41M in funding at risk (AnnArbor.com, 3/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Business community isn’t finding GOP legislature a pushover for its agenda(MLive.com, 3/21/13)
Snyder administration: Rejecting Obamacare exchange grant may cost Michigan millions more(MLive.com, 3/21/13)
Report shows Michigan high for higher ed cuts as legislative panel targets U-M, Wayne St. funds(Bridge, 3/21/13)
Gun owners rally, lobby at Michigan Capitol (Detroit News, 3/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Democrats’ Michigan 2020 tuition plan has serious flaws (Detroit Free Press,3/20/13)
Genesee County officials sign statement bashing Gov. Rick Snyder’s handling of struggling cities(MLive.com, 3/20/13)
In Michigan, GOP Gov. Rick Snyder finds a tax to like (AP, 3/20/13)
Medicaid expansion not included in early budget bill from Michigan House panel (MLive.com, 3/20/13)
House subcommittee passes health budget without Gov. Snyder’s proposed Medicaid expansion(Detroit Free Press, 3/20/13)
COMMENTARY: University research alliance boosts economy, jobs in Michigan (Bridge, 3/20/13)
COMMENTARY: How many legislators walk the walk when they profess to support Detroit?(MLive.com, 3/20/13)
Gov. Snyder: Universities ‘bargaining in good faith, showing real benefits’ shouldn’t be penalized(MLive.com, 3/20/13)
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero won’t run for governor, Senate or Congress in 2014 (MLive.com, 3/20/13)
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero to Gov. Rick Snyder on consent agreement offer: Thanks, but no thanks(MLive.com, 3/20/13)
VIDEO: Gov says it’s time to ‘move forward’ with Detroit emergency manager (Detroit News,3/19/13)
Gov. Snyder says fed health exchange looms (AP, 3/19/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder pushes vote on federal partnership for ‘Obamacare’ health exchange (MLive.com, 3/19/13)
Snyder wraps up summit on connecting jobs, talent (Michigan Public Radio, 3/19/13)
House subcommittee passes transportation budget without repair funds called for by Gov. Snyder(Detroit Free Press, 3/19/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan is model for GOP (AP, 3/19/13)
Lansing financial health team tells city council deep cuts are ‘tough, but achievable’ (MLive.com, 3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: A banner day for Lansing Republicans (Detroit News, 3/19/13)
Court filing: AG Bill Schuette says right-to-work laws apply to state government workers(MLive.com, 3/19/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder: State is loaded with talent (Detroit Free Press, 3/19/13)
Detroit’s problems spreading to other Michigan cities, finance expert says (Bridge, 3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Will Michigan voters ever get the campaign finance reform they deserve?(Bridge,3/19/13)
Gov. Snyder: If Lansing wants to consider ways to avoid financial emergency, ‘I want to be a good partner’ (MLive.com, 3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP’s right-to-work hardball with universities apparently worked with MSU(MLive.com, 3/19/13)
U-M, Wayne State could lose 15% of state aid for bypassing right-to-work (Detroit News, 3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Restore equal representation in Michigan (Bridge, 3/18/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder’s economic summit: 5 jobs-related issues facing employers, educators and developers (MLive.com, 3/18/13)
In a democracy, citizens are not ‘customers’ of the state (MSNBC, 3/18/13)
Gov. Snyder signs legislation that will lead to changes for Blue Cross in Michigan (MLive.com, 3/18/13)
Gov. Snyder kicks off economic summit by helping college students find work (Detroit Free Press,3/18/13)
Analysis: Gov. Snyder’s economic summit searching for answers as talented Michigan students search for jobs (AnnArbor.com, 3/18/13)
Lansing’s mayor is reviewing a wide-ranging report on fixing the city’s money woes (Michigan Public Radio, 3/18/13)
Report: Lansing should make immediate cuts to police, fire funding, consider long term changes to pensions and retiree health care (MLive.com, 3/18/13)
Detroit emergency manager says public safety, police ‘crucial issues’ (Detroit News, 3/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Michigan’s job growth weakens Gov. Snyder’s claim that we’re ‘comeback state’(MLive.com, 3/17/13)
2-day summit in Detroit to look at matching jobs, skills (Detroit Free Press, 3/17/13)
Appointment of emergency financial manager for Detroit challenged in court (Detroit Free Press,3/16/13)
Kevyn Orr: My goal is create a blueprint for Detroit growth (Detroit Free Press, 3/16/13)
‘It’s on me’: Kevyn Orr says liens on Maryland home are paid up (Detroit Free Press, 3/16/13)
Records show Detroit’s emergency manager has tax liens on his Maryland home (Detroit News,3/16/13)
OPINION: Orr steps in as Detroit’s latest hero (Detroit News, 3/16/13)
Handshake deal with state haunts Detroit (Bridge, 3/15/13)
Romney praises Snyder on ‘Right to Work’ (Detroit News, 3/15/13)
Gay marriage advance in Michigan (Dome, 3/15/13)
Report: Detroit has 40% of Michigan cities’ unfunded liabilities (Detroit News, 3/15/13)
VIDEO: Michigan governor defends Emergency Manager power grab: I’m the elected official responsible (MNSBC, 3/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Gov. Snyder are two peas in a pod(MLive.com, 3/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Pathology of race on full-blown display during Detroit emergency manager announcement (MLive.com, 3/15/13)
Detroit outlook raised to stable after emergency manager named (Bloomberg, 3/15/13)
What can Detroit’s emergency manager learn from Flint? (MLive.com, 3/15/13)
Half of Michigan blacks lose local power in Detroit takeover (Bloomberg, 3/15/13)
COMMENTARY: New Detroit EFM Kevynn Orr comes on like a superstar (Detroit Free Press,3/15/13)
‘Olympics of restructuring’: Michigan takes over debt-crushed Detroit in bid to mop up fiscal mess(Reuters, 3/15/13)
Relevance of Detroit officials in manager’s hands (AP, 3/15/13)
DeMint: ‘Detroit is bankrupt and elected officials have been replaced with a dictator’ (Detroit News,3/15/13)
State looks to turn trickle of returning college grads into a flood (Bridge, 3/14/13)
State caught in troubling jobless trend (Bridge, 3/14/13)
Bankruptcy lawyer is named to manage an ailing Detroit (New York Times, 3/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Snyder makes the right decision for Detroiters (Detroit Free Press, 3/14/13)
Detroit City Council’s Kwame Kenyatta expects ‘national mobilization’ if Rick Snyder picks an EFM(MLive.com, 3/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Detroit City Council snub from Gov. Rick Snyder EFM announcement ‘disconcerting’ (MLive.com, 3/14/13)
Detroit’s new EFM says he’s ready for challenge — and criticism (Detroit Free Press, 3/14/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder launches ‘Detroit Can’t Wait’ website; appoints Kevyn Orr as city’s EFM(MLive.com, 3/14/13)
Detroit’s emergency manager says he’s ‘all in’ for the ‘Olympics of restructuring’ (Crain’s Detroit Business, 3/14/13)
Michigan loan board approves Kevyn Orr as Detroit’s emergency financial manager (Detroit Free Press, 3/14/13)
What should Detroit’s EFM tackle first? Readers have a few suggestions (Detroit Free Press, 3/14/13)
VIDEO: Detroit Emergency Manager: Gov. Rick Snyder announces state financial takeover(Huffington Post, 3/14/13)
‘It’s not just Detroit,’ hundreds of Michigan cities face huge unfunded liabilities (Michigan Public Radio, 3/14/13)
AUDIO: Reaction to Detroit’s new emergency manager (Michigan Public Radio, 3/14/13)
AUDIO: Will the state send cash to Detroit? (Michigan Public Radio, 3/14/13)
AUDIO: Can Kevyn Orr pull off  ’one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of this country?’(Michigan Public Radio, 3/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Detroit EM Kevyn Orr: With ‘good faith,’ this could be done in 3-6 months (Detroit News, 3/14/13)
VIDEO: Detroit is ‘the Olympics of restructuring’ says city’s new emergency manager (Michigan Public Radio, 3/14/13)
Lawmakers consider bill requiring drug tests for welfare recipients (Detroit Free Press, 3/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Snyder better find his deal-making hat (Bridge, 3/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Rick Snyder has nothing over John Engler when it comes to sinking poll numbers(MLive.com, 3/13/13)
Detroit City Council appeals financial manager decision, requests modified plan (Detroit Free Press,3/12/13)
Mich. Republicans putting schools on hot seat over right-to-work (Detroit Free Press, 3/12/13)
Mitt Romney’s brother won’t run for Levin’s seat (Detroit Free Press, 3/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Can Detroit be saved? (Chicago Tribune, 3/12/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder’s top pick for Detroit emergency financial manager a turnaround expert (Detroit Free Press, 3/12/13)
Debt-laden Detroit makes one last bid to avert fiscal takeover by state (Christian Science Monitor,3/12/13)
Detroit’s lost decade: Can it recapture the 2002 spirit? (Detroit News, 3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Sunshine obscured by smog (Bridge, 3/11/13)
Michigan Law grad is top pick if Detroit emergency manager is named (Detroit Free Press, 3/11/13)
Detroit City Council ready to fight emergency financial manager decision (Detroit Free Press,3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Snyder worries that state lacks talent to fill jobs (Detroit Free Press, 3/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Why right to work is wrong (Detroit News, 3/9/13)
Dem, Republican leaders weigh run for Levin’s seat (Detroit News, 3/9/13)
Snyder: Expect fast EM decision if Detroit’s appeal falls short (Detroit News, 3/9/13)
Fight over Michigan health insurance market not done (Detroit Free Press, 3/9/13)
Michigan needs more immigrants, Gov. Rick Snyder says at forum (Detroit Free Press, 3/9/13)
Snyder: Michigan needs more immigrants (Detroit Free Press, 3/8/13)
Snyder on Detroit emergency: Quick wins could build momentum for helping city (Detroit Free Press, 3/8/13)
Levin vacancy may draw high-profile people from both parties (Detroit News, 3/8/13)
Dozens protest emergency financial manager for Detroit (Detroit Free Press, 3/8/13)
Lansing may give Detroit aid if EM gets OK (Detroit News, 3/8/13)
Michigan’s same-sex marriage case on hold pending Supreme Court decision (Detroit News, 3/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Governor Nerd: It’s amazing what you can achieve if you don’t obsess over re-election (Detroit News, 3/7/13)
Obama says longtime Michigan Sen. Carl Levin will be missed (Detroit News, 3/7/13)
With EM stance, Bing may be hinting at political future (Crain’s Detroit Business, 3/7/13)
Thin benches in Michigan mean many question marks in race to replace Levin (The Fix, 3/7/13)
Funding plan to fix state roads is now down the road, legislator says (Detroit Free Press, 3/7/13)
Protesters call for federal action on looming Detroit emergency financial manager (Detroit Free Press, 3/7/13)
State again riding auto upswing (Bridge, 3/7/13)
Who will fill Levin’s seat? Rare Senate opening to draw frenzied field (Detroit Free Press, 3/7/13)
Obama praises Levin: ‘No one has worked harder’ to bring jobs (Detroit Free Press, 3/7/13)
Bing won’t oppose Snyder over emergency financial manager: It’s a ‘fight we cannot win’ (Detroit Free Press, 3/6/13)
A tale of two Michigan education bills (Detroit News, 3/6/13)
As student debt grows, universities see little good news in state budget figures (Bridge, 3/6/13)
Poll: Michiganians agree with Snyder on EM for Detroit, but only 37% say he’s doing a good job overall (Crain’s Detroit Business, 3/6/13)
Democrats lead in Michigan gubernatorial race (Public Policy Polling, 3/6/13)
COMMENTARY: The Michigan tea party is dead (Detroit News, 3/6/13)
Michigan poll: Gov. Rick Snyder, Republican lawmakers face ‘uphill path’ to re-election (MLive.com, 3/6/13)
Snyder’s numbers still down in the dumps (Public Policy Polling, 3/6/13)
PPP: Gov. Rick Snyder still unpopular after signing ‘right-to-work’ into law (TPM, 3/6/13)
Detroit’s own report admits its financial emergency (Detroit News, 3/5/13)
Snyder, Detroit journalist offer hope for city mired in woe (Bridge, 3/5/13)
Snyder’s measured moves on EM political or businesslike? (Crain’s Detroit Business, 3/3/13)
VIDEO: Detroit mayor, council keep up fight against EM (Detroit News, 3/2/13)
Detroit City Council looking at legal options if it can’t change governor’s mind (Detroit Free Press,3/2/13)
Snyder’s decision to bring an EM to Detroit makes national headlines (Detroit News, 3/2/13)
Q&A: How Michigan’s emergency manager process works (Detroit News, 3/2/13)
Should Michigan expand Medicaid coverage? (Detroit News, 3/1/13)
Mich. House OKs Blues bill, $31M grant to form health insurance exchange (Detroit News, 3/1/13)
OPINION: Snyder’s vision for Detroit under EM: Turnaround, not invasion (Detroit News, 3/1/13)
Michigan GOP lawmakers float new plan to pay for road fixes (Detroit News, 3/1/13)
Snyder to name Detroit emergency financial manager, has candidate in mind (Detroit Free Press,3/1/13)
VIDEO: Bing doesn’t favor Detroit EM, but will work with state ‘to move city forward’ (Detroit News, 3/1/13)
Republicans casting stones over union extensions (Detroit News, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

COMMENTARY: Rep. Walberg, public employees are not the enemy (Detroit News, 2/28/13)
Probe of election scheme involving Speaker Bolger extended 6 months (Detroit News, 2/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Why is education establishment resisting school reform? (Bridge, 2/28/13)
Snyder needs to tutor legislative Republicans on the realities of math (Bridge, 2/26/13)
Detroit’s fiscal opera will end with bankruptcy aria (Bridge, 2/26/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Rick Snyder on sequestration: Washington is ‘messed up’ (Politico, 2/26/13)
Chairman Johnson seeks to heal Michigan Democratic Party (Detroit News, 2/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Survey shows values that Michiganders treasure — and who’s out of touch(MLive.com, 2/24/13)
Michigan GOP pushes on with electoral vote plan; Schostak re-elected (Detroit News, 2/24/13)
Michigan government spent $556K to lobby itself (Lansing State Journal, 2/24/13)
Snyder calls for GOP unity as right-to-work targeted (Detroit Free Press, 2/24/13)
Michigan GOP convention: Gov. Rick Snyder rallies the GOP for 2014 election cycle (MLive.com, 2/23/13)
New Mich. Democratic Chair: ‘The voters are on our side’ (MLive.com, 2/23/13)
Was Mark Brewer offered money to walk away? (MLive.com, 2/23/13)
Brewer: Cash offered to step aside (Detroit News, 2/23/13)
Mich. Democratic convention: Mark Brewer withdraws candidacy for chairman, ending 18-year run (MLive.com, 2/23/13)
Mark Brewer exits race for party chair after tense day at Mich. Democratic Convention (Detroit Free Press, 2/23/13)
Skid Row – A state takeover of Detroit, once America’s third-largest city, looks likely (The Economist,2/23/13)
VIDEO: Dems launch website in effort to overturn ‘Right to Work’ legislation (WXYZ, 2/23/13)
Longtime chair Mark Brewer is out; state Dems elect Lon Johnson (Crain’s Detroit Business, 2/23/13)
Schostak re-elected as state GOP chairman (AP, 2/23/13)
Snyder defends right-to-work; urges Republicans to stay unified for 2014 elections (Lansing State Journal, 2/23/13)
COMMENTARY: City’s crisis is a tightrope act for Gov. Rick Snyder (Detroit Free Press, 2/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Lon Johnson is Michigan Democrats’ future (Detroit Free Press, 2/22/13)
Snyder still working on Hathaway replacement for Mich. Supreme Court (Detroit News, 2/22/13)
COMMENTARY: An emergency manager for Detroit? Gov. Rick Snyder prepares for biggest test yet (MLive.com, 2/22/13)
OPINION: History remains the elephant in the room in Detroit (Detroit News, 2/22/13)
Mich. Democratic leaders dismiss challenge to 1,349 UAW votes at convention (Detroit Free Press,2/22/13)
Snyder will see ‘One Term Nerd’ billboard on daily commute between Ann Arbor and Lansing(AnnArbor.com, 2/21/13)
Rick Snyder: Detroit Emergency Manager decision at least week away, says governor (AP, 2/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Nobody likes Rick Snyder’s gas tax hike. Here’s how to pay for roads (MLive.com, 2/21/13)
The big question on Detroit’s mess that Snyder can’t answer (Detroit Free Press, 2/21/13)
The risk for Gov. Snyder in taking over Detroit (The Madow Blog, 2/21/13)
Snyder: Detroit’s ‘dire’ situation won’t be solved ‘overnight’ (Detroit News, 2/21/13)
AUDIO: Stateside: Insight into Snyder’s emergency manager appointment (Michigan Radio, 2/21/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder says people already have turned down possible job to fix Detroit’s finances (AP, 2/21/13)
See Gov. Rick Snyder’s data chars used in media roundtable discussion in Detroit (MLive.com, 2/21/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder: ‘We need to grow the city of Detroit’; No word yet on emergency manager(MLive.com, 2/21/13)
Snyder chief of staff talks ‘8-year project’ while Michigan Democrats post ‘One Term Nerd’ billboard(MLive.com, 2/21/13)
Michigan road funding: It’s complicated, but lawmakers say they’ll seek bipartisan solutions(MLive.com, 2/20/13)
COMMENTARY: A managed bankruptcy is the city’s best option (Detroit Free Press, 2/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Detroit’s long-term liabilities cure depends on leveraging city’s assets (Detroit Free Press, 2/20/13)
Dave Bing: We do have a plan to restructure Detroit (Detroit Free Press, 2/20/13)
AUDIO: Stateside: Supporting the film industry in Michigan (Michigan Radio, 2/20/13)
Highlights of the financial review team’s report (Detroit Free Press, 2/20/13)
‘No satisfactory plan’ for Detroit? Bing disagrees with state financial review team (Crain’s Detroit Business, 2/20/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder expected to visit Detroit to ‘provide an update’ about city’s financial situation(MLive.com, 2/20/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder gears up mental health system review with executive orders (MLive.com, 2/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Michigan will spend for better state (Bridge, 2/20/13)
Snyder to appear on Thursday — but don’t expect decision on emergency financial manager (Detroit Free Press, 2/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Who should pay taxes to maintain services? The other guy (MLive.com, 2/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Oops! Snyder is spoiling for a 2nd term, top aide lets slip (Detroit Free Press,2/20/13)
Right-to-work law doesn’t apply to us, state employees unions say in lawsuit (Detroit Free Press,2/20/13)
Snyder issues executive orders for mental health (Crain’s Detroit Business, 2/20/13)
Report: Michigan residents favor public investment — not tax cuts — to create jobs (MLive.com, 2/20/13)
State says Detroit has no satisfactory plan for restructuring in implicit emergency manager recommendation (MLive.com, 2/19/13)
Detroit lawmaker breaks with Dems, now independent (AP, 2/19/13)
Michigan weighs Detroit takeover (Wall Street Journal, 2/19/13)
Business leaders: Detroit on path to being ‘dynamic, vibrant,’ despite fiscal crisis (Detroit Free Press,2/19/13)
Who’s on the state’s review team (Detroit Free Press, 2/19/13)
What’s next in Detroit’s financial review (Detroit Free Press, 2/19/13)
If Michigan takes over Detroit, does that save the city? (The Maddow Blog, 2/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Attention Detroit bondholders: How about a haircut? (Detroit Free Press, 2/19/13)
Detroit’s finance review team delivers a harsh verdict (AP, 2/19/13)
$1 billion economic impact? That’s Pure Michigan (Bridge, 2/19/13)
MSU professor to governor: Don’t ‘privatize Michigan’s public schools’ with vouchers (Deadline Detroit, 2/19/13)
Plan calls for Pure Michigan to be big, too (Bridge, 2/19/13)
Michigan state Rep. John Olumba leaves Democratic caucus, declares himself independent(MLive.com, 2/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Three-point investment plan will get Michigan moving (Bridge, 2/18/13)
Rumors of Democratic opponents for governor circle (WLNS, 2/18/13)
Film industry reels at Snyder’s budget proposal (Lansing State Journal, 2/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Here’s the latest issue not on Gov. Snyder’s agenda (MLive.com, 2/17/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder’s PAC raised $205,000 in 2012 (Detroit Free Press, 2/16/13)
Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder expected to review Detroit financial report, EFM options in coming days(MLive.com, 2/16/13)
Tax increases affecting more Michigan residents (AP, 2/16/13)
Michigan ‘fracking’ opponents plan to begin voter signature collection effort in April (MLive.com, 2/15/13)
VIDEO: Michigan Senate abortion coverage ending, no exception for rape or incest (Huffington Post, 2/15/13)
Are gas taxes or registration fees off the table? Snyder road funding plan hits early speed bump(MLive.com, 2/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Why Mike Duggan will run for Detroit mayor rather than Michigan governor(MLive.com, 2/15/13)
GOP isn’t on board with Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fix roads (Detroit Free Press, 2/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Rick Snyder’s polling slide since Right to Work spells danger for 2014 (MLive.com, 2/14/13)
Michigan man launches petition to change state Constitution on ballot initiatives (Lansing State Journal, 2/14/13)
Justin Amash Senate run could be credible, but might be GOP liability, consultants say (MLive.com, 2/14/13)
Analysis: Political reality may flatten Snyder’s tires (Bridge, 2/13/13)
VIDEO: Support for Obama’s gun control proposals in Mich, but fight will be tough (WXYZ, 2/13/13)
Poll: Snyder’s approval rating plummets after right-to-work law passes (Detroit Free Press, 2/12/13)
Unions sue to fight Michigan’s right-to-work law (Detroit Free Press, 2/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Michigan cities firing flares over funding (Bridge, 2/12/13)
VIDEO: Governor Rick Snyder’s job performance rating slips double digits (WKYZ, 2/12/13)
Snyder tries to sell long-term investment strategy to Michigan (Bridge, 2/12/13)
Labor unions file federal suit challenging Michigan’s right-to-work legislation (Detroit Free Press,2/11/13)
Michigan’s poor and middle class are disproportionately burdened with taxes. Snyder’s road bill would add to the problem (Blogging for Michigan, 2/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Emergency manager for Detroit on its way (Detroit News, 2/10/13)
Detroit’s emergency financial manager selected by Mich. Gov. Rick Syder, columnist claims(MLive.com, 2/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Choice and freedom are wonderful words — until they don’t suit your political agenda (MLive.com, 2/10/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Snyder faces hard road to win gas tax hike (Detroit News, 2/9/13)
Snyder calls for hike in gas tax, registration fees: ‘If you use the roads more, you should pay more’(MLive.com, 2/8/13)
$25M for film incentives? Michigan moviemakers unimpressed by Snyder proposal (Detroit Free Press, 2/8/13)
What West Michigan educators are saying about Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal (MLive.com, 2/8/13)
Brandenburg vows to fight Snyder gas taxes (Macomb Daily, 2/8/13)
Snyder touts Medicaid savings in budget (Detroit News, 2/8/13)
OPINION: Medicaid expansion will be Snyder’s folly (Detroit News, 2/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Snyder will have to fight for budget (Detroit News, 2/8/13)
Snyder budget calls for higher gas tax, vehicle fee, more for education (Detroit News, 2/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Snyder’s decision to incentivize increased education funding a wise move(Central Michigan Life, 2/8/13)
Pure Michigan funding up, film incentives down under Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal(MLive.com, 2/8/13)
Mich. education funding: Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed 2% increase is ‘absolutely not enough,’ critics say (MLive.com, 2/8/13)
Gov. Snyder calls for higher gas tax, fees to fund Michigan road repairs while in Flint (MLive.com, 2/8/13)
Michigan gov wants to raise gas tax, expand Medicaid (AP, 2/8/13)
Highlights of Snyder’s proposed 2013-14 budget (Detroit Free Press, 2/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Decriminalizing marijuana may be on Michigan’s legislative agenda soon(MLive.com, 2/8/13)
Road repair enjoys bipartisan support (Bridge, 2/7/13)
AUDIO: Commentary: Medicaid expansion (Michigan Radio, 2/7/13)
VIDEO: Snyder unveils proposed $50.9B budget (WOOD-TV, 2/7/13)
Snyder calls for expanding Medicaid to 470K Michiganians (Detroit News, 2/7/13)
Budget includes 2% increase for stat universities (Lansing State Journal, 2/7/13)
Snyder plan calls for diesel gas tax hike to fix roads (Lansing State Journal, 2/7/13)
VIDEO: Snyder town hall: Roads, RTW, economy (WOOD-TV, 2/7/13)
Michigan’s Rick Snyder becomes sixth GOP governor to back health law’s Medicaid expansion (Kaiser Health News, 2/7/13)
Michigan budget roundup (Lansing State Journal, 2/7/13)
Michigan gov. proposes expanded budget amid local, federal risks (Reuters, 2/7/13)
5 top things Gov. Snyder wants to do in 2013-14 budget (Detroit Free Press, 2/7/13)
Snyder’s road funding plan includes higher fuel taxes, registration fees (Detroit Free Press, 2/7/13)
Gov. Snyder calls for increased hunting, fishing license fees (Detroit Free Press, 2/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Snyder turns long-term financial planner (Detroit Free Press, 2/7/13)
State police could be added in Michigan’s high-crime cities under Snyder budget proposal(MLive.com, 2/7/13)
Gov Rick Snyder’s budget proposal: Reaction and tweets from Michigan business groups, unions, fans and critics (MLive.com, 2/7/13)
VIDEO: Michigan budget: 12 highlights of Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal (MLive.com, 2/7/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder proposes ‘responsible’ budget with investment in roads, education, health(MLive.com, 2/7/13)
Snyder ‘excited’ to double pre-school spending; predicts ‘dramatic’ impact (Bridge, 2/7/13)
What does an additional penny of gas tax buy? (Bridge, 2/7/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder proposes ‘responsible’ budget with investments in roads, education, health(MLive.com, 2/7/13)
Michigan budget: 12 highlights of Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal (MLive.com, 2/7/13)
Michigan budget: Gov. Snyder to propose 2% funding increase for public education (MLive.com, 2/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Will Tea Party Republicans fight Rick Snyder on expanding Medicaid under Obamacare? (MLive.com, 2/7/13)
Snyder pushes to extend Medicaid to 470,000 Michigangers: ‘Care for people who need it’ (Detroit Free Press, 2/6/13)
Snyder signals support for Medicaid expansion: Now domes the hard part (Capitol Journal, 2/6/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder: Medicaid expansion ‘makes sense for the physical and fiscal health of Michigan’(MLive.com, 2/6/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder gives full-throated endorsement of Medicaid expansion, tea party freaks(eclectablog, 2/6/13)
Will Gov. Rick Snyder call for expanding Medicaid? Report says he will during Thursday budget rollout (MLive.com, 2/6/13)
Mich. budget breakdown: Higher education has taken biggest hit since Snyder took office(MLive.com, 2/6/13)
AUDIO: Stateside: Getting ready for the Governor’s budget (Michigan Radio, 2/6/13)
Michigan politicians starve the engines of economic growth: Universities (Bridge, 2/5/13)
OPINION: Snyder budget bad for Michigan (Detroit News, 2/5/13)
Who’s to blame for Michigan’s road woes? (Bridge, 2/5/13)
Medicaid expansion decision likely to be hot topic at Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal unveiling(MLive.com, 2/5/13)
Rich DeVos family gave $1.75M to fight Michigan’s Proposal 2 on union collective bargaining(MLive.com, 2/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Lawsuit to bounce right-to-work law is likely going nowhere (MLive.com, 2/5/13)
Michigan budget: Road funding to be tough sell in Snyder proposal as lawmakers consider new taxes(MLive.com, 2/5/13)
MEA stands by Mark Brewer as UAW, Congressional Dems back Lon Johnson for party chair(MLive.com, 2/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Make every vote count (Bridge, 2/4/13)
Pressure builds as Snyder nears Medicaid decision (Detroit Free Press, 2/4/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder takes heat over $500-million surplus in state’s Rainy Day Fund (Detroit Free Press,2/4/13)
Michigan still undecided on expanding Medicaid coverage (Detroit Free Press, 2/4/13)
Gov. Snyder’s administration says ‘additional investment’ for public education to be included in budget proposal (MLive.com, 2/4/13)
COMMENTARY: What’s next, now that Gretchen Whitmer has left the building? (MLive.com, 2/3/13)
Republicans pledge support for teachers (No this is not a joke) (Blogging for Michigan, 2/2/13)
Michigan will grant drivers’ licenses to the children of undocumented immigrants (Michigan Radio, 2/1/13)
Demographic trends improving in Michigan, but need to bolster education remains (Bridge,2/1/13)

JANUARY 2013

COMMENTARY: Electoral College shenanigans (Detroit Free Press, 1/31/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder reports $848K in campaign war chest (MLive.com, 1/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Audit should prompt scrutiny of MEDC’s fundamental purpose (Bridge, 1/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislators missed chance to have eyes opened on K-12 reform (Bridge,1/31/13)
Labor unions and Michigan ACLU file suit against right-to-work legislation (Michigan Radio, 1/31/13)
State Senate unanimously passes Blue Cross overhaul without abortion language (Michigan Radio, 1/31/13)
AUDIO: ACLU files suit against right-to-work legislation (Michigan Radio, 1/31/13)
Michigan ACLU, unions ask Ingham County court to strike down right-to-work law (Detroit Free Press, 1/31/13)
Former state lawmakers find new jobs with Moroun, Snyder (Detroit Free Press, 1/31/13)
State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer says she won’t run against Snyder in 2014 (Detroit Free Press,1/31/13)
Senate leader Whitmer, others say they won’t challenge Snyder in 2014 (Detroit News, 1/31/13)
Michigan gas tax,vehicle fee hike pushed to help fix roads (AP, 1/31/13)
Michigan House GOP eyes Natural Resources Trust Fund for roads, dredging (Detroit News, 1/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Audit should prompt scrutiny of MEDC’s fundamental purpose (Bridge, 1/31/13)
GOP leaders brush off electoral changes that would have won Michigan for Romney (Detroit Free Press, 1/30/13)
Snyder praises immigration overhaul effort in DC (Detroit News, 1/30/13)
Bolger says state lawmakers need to ’step back’ and ‘take a breath’ on gun debate (Michigan Radio, 1/30/13)
Michigan House GOP plan: Focus on roads, energy (ClickonDetroit, 1/30/13)
Mich. AG Schuett supports suit challenging mandatory contraception coverage (AP, 1/30/13)
Electoral vote plan divides Michigan GOP (Detroit News, 1/30/13)
Villaraigosa, Granholm on long list rumored successors to LaHood (The Hill, 1/29/13)
Snyder nixes plan to split Michigan electoral votes (Politico, 1/29/13)
Snyder adviser, educator pull no punches before large audience at education summit(Bridge,1/29/13)
Former Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway expected in federal court today (ClickonDetroit, 1/29/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder puts right-to-work law before high court, making other challenges moot (Detroit Free Press, 1/29/13)
Mich. Senate likely won’t consider House plan to change electoral vote system (Detroit Free Press,1/29/13)
Politicians talk about school funding, but numbers show failure of effort (Bridge, 1/29/13)
COMMENTARY: New thinking needed on schools (Bridge, 1/28/13)
The inside story from Dick DeVos on how right-to-work was passed in Michigan (Detroit News,1/28/13)
It’s ‘not a viable pathway,’ but it may happen anyway (Maddow Blog, 1/28/13)
Michigan’s GOP House Speaker expresses support for election rigging (Think Progress, 1/28/13)
Michigan next stop for GOP scheme to rig Electoral College (MSNBC, 1/28/13)
Michigan lawmakers eye part-time status (Livingston Daily, 1/28/13)
A primer on Michigan’s plans for the federal health care online exchange (ClickonDetroit, 1/28/13)
State police spend more than $900K for security during right-to-work protests (Detroit Free Press,1/28/13)
COMMENTARY: 2 Dems start to position themselves for a run against Gov. Rick Snyder(MLive.com, 1/28/13)
MI House office budgets rise by $1.2 million (Livingston Daily, 1/27/13)
Some lawmakers wonder why it’s necessary for Michigan to be 1 of only 4 states with true full-time Legislature (Detroit Free Press, 1/27/13)
Michigan Democrats may be key to passage of road revenue plan (Battle Creek Enquirer, 1/27/13)
Michigan lawmakers debating merits of going part-time (ClickonDetroit, 1/27/13)
Rick Snyder’s broken promises (Detroit News, 1/26/13)
Snyder admits making Michigan a Right to Work state was never about creating jobs (EclectaBlog, 1/26/13)
Gov. Snyder eyes mental health makeover; GOP skeptical of expanding Medicaid (AP, 1/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Michigan GOP mulls electoral change; senators need civics lesson (Toledo Blade,1/25/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder weighs in on allowing handguns in schools (MLive.com, 1/25/13)
Despite Gov. Snyder’s veto, concealed weapons in gun-free zones may be back on the table(MLive.com, 1/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Speaker Jase Bolger looks forward to ‘delivering more results’ (MLive.com, 1/25/13)
On parents, better to coax or coerce? (Bridge, 1/24/13)
Preschool expansion popular with public (Bridge, 1/24/13)
Michigan Senate passes ‘technical fix’ to state firearms law (Detroit Free Press, 1/24/13)
Outnumbered Michigan Democrats start longshot bid to repeal right-to-work laws in Legislature(MLive.com, 1/24/13)
Metro Detroit Republican, Democrat working together on background checks for gun sales(MLive.com, 1/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Relations between the executive, legislative branches aren’t always warm(MLive.com, 1/24/13)
Michigan school funding proposal would seek more financial equality among districts (MLive.com, 1/24/13)
Immigrants brought illegally as youths get boost for Michigan license hopes (Detroit News, 1/23/13)
Public wants to help teachers improve (Bridge, 1/23/13)
COMMENTARY: A judge’s decision on Bolger-Schmidt case could blow any chance at bipartisanship (MLive.com, 1/23/13)
Opposition group could force debate over Michigan wolf hunting to extend into 2014 election(MLive.com, 1/22/13)
A nerd and his stats (Blogging for Michigan, 1/22/13)
Online ed expansion, school choice plan murky in 2013 (Bridge, 1/22/13)
Message sent: Fix schools, send us the bill (Bridge, 1/22/13)
Michigan highway weight limits draw criticism in wake of Gov. Rick Snyder’s road fix request(Detroit Free Press, 1/22/13)
Michigan lawmakers, residents have different education reform priorities (Detroit Free Press,1/22/13)
OPINION: State fails higher education test (Detroit News, 1/21/13)
Mich. Gov Rick Snyder taking suggestions from justices, staff to fill state Supreme Court spot after Justice Diane Hathway’s exit (Detroit Free Press, 1/21/13)
Snyder campaigns for GOP chair Bobby Schostak, promises 6 more years of himself (Blogging for Michigan, 1/21/13)
Snyder will address goals in virtual town hall Tuesday (Detroit News, 1/21/13)
Critics may derail fast track for Blue Cross/Blue Shield reform (Detroit News, 1/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Governor manipulated education data (Holland Sentinel, 1/21/13)
Michigan may lose $31M for health exchange (Detroit News, 1/19/13)
New Michigan agency to help veterans see benefits (Detroit Free Press, 1/19/13)
Michiganders could face May vote on how to pay for billions in road, bridge repairs (Detroit Free Press, 1/19/13)
Bill in Michigan Senate would try to block Obama’s gun measures (Detroit News, 1/19/13)
Snyder hints at seeking a 2nd term (Lansing State Journal, 1/18/13)
Snyder: Protest threat could deter some companies from publicly touting right-to-work law in location decisions (MLive.com, 1/18/13)
Snyder favors allowing voters to decide how to pay for highway upgrade (Detroit News, 1/18/13)
Snyder using his rtw strategy as a template for rigging Electoral College (Blogging for Michigan, 1/18/13)
Snyder mum on Detroit in annual address, waiting for financial report (Detroit News, 1/18/13)
Snyder makes passionate call for $1.2B in road fixes (Detroit News, 1/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Snyder’s bold pitch needs action (Detroit Free Press, 1/17/13)
VIDEO: Why didn’t Gov. Snyder discuss Detroit in his State of the State address? (Detroit Free Press,1/17/13)
AUDIO: House Speaker Bolger calls for results after governor’s address (WKZO, 1/17/13)
Protesters at Lansing Capitol feel betrayed by Snyder (Detroit News, 1/17/13)
Dems dismiss Snyder’s State of State remarks as ‘laughable’ (Detroit News, 1/17/13)
Political insider: Four more years? Snyder hints at re-election bid (Detroit News, 1/17/13)
Unions to continue fight against right to work, Snyder (Detroit News, 1/17/13)
Other highlights of Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address (Detroit News, 1/17/13)
Republican State Leadership Committee credits gerrymandering for its House majority (Blogging for Michigan, 1/17/13)
Snyder creates insurance, financial services oversight department (Detroit News, 1/17/13)
Snyder seeks online voter registration, early voting for all (Detroit News, 1/17/13)
House Minority Leader Greimel: Dems need to do better at offering alternatives (Crain’s Detroit Business, 1/17/13)
Snyder’s call for early childhood funds draws applause from advocacy groups, legislators(Bridge,1/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Snyder is right to invest in expanded early childhood programs (Bridge, 1/17/13)
AUDIO: Analysis of Snyder’s State of State speech (WKAR, 1/17/13)
Snyder revives plan to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield (Detroit Free Press, 1/16/13)
Sen. Majority Leader: Right-to-Work law pro-worker, not anti-union (Monroe News, 1/16/13)
New poll suggests Snyder’s popularity not hurt by right-to-work legislation (Detroit Free Press,1/16/13)
EDITORIAL: When will Snyder’s wager pay off? (Detroit Free Press, 1/16/13)
A midterm look at Snyder (Detroit News, 1/16/13)
State of the State: Snyder makes tax, fee proposals for road repairs (AP, 1/16/13)
State of State: Snyder preps for road fix pitch (Detroit News, 1/16/13)
Democrats: Snyder’s references to government transparency ‘laughable’ (Detroit News, 1/16/13)
Road improvement in Snyder’s sights (Detroit News, 1/15/13)
Senate bill: Michigan-made guns, ammo sold in state would be exempt from federal regulations(MLive.com, 1/15/13)
Supreme Court vacancy gives Snyder chance to combat big money’s influence (Bridge, 1/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Speech will give clues to the real Rick Snyder (Bridge, 1/15/13)
Mich. Budget Director: ‘No big surprise’ in latest revenue estimating conference (MLive.com, 1/11/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder blasted by Genesee County clerk over special election date (MLive.com, 1/11/13)
Mich. govt budget looks stable as forecasters meet in Lansing today (MLive.com, 1/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Will Snyder take the high road in naming a high-court justice? (Toledo Blade,1/11/13)

AUDIO: Will Republicans and Democrats play nice in Lansing in 2013? (Michigan Radio, 1/11/13)
Economists to Mich. leaders: Here’s how many lost jobs the state will regain by 2015 (MLive.com, 1/11/13)
Charter schools hit the extremes in academic ranking (Bridge, 1/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Don’t play ‘either-or’ game on Michigan energy policy (Bridge, 1/10/13)
Pure Michigan brand could be tainted, marketing experts say (MLive.com, 1/10/13)
Michigan horse racing bill won’t get Snyder’s signature, derailing gambling plan (MLive.com, 1/10/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP and Dems play nice on opening day of Mich. legislative session (MLive.com, 1/10/13)
Can 97th Michigan Legislature be bipartisan? Democrats offer ‘olive branch’ in House opener(MLive.com, 1/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Is right-to-work Pure Michigan? New Pure Michigan ad says so (Detroit Free Press,1/9/13)
Mich. House Speaker Jase Bolger in acceptance speech: ‘We should seek to build and rebuild relationships’ (MLive.com, 1/9/13)
Michigan Legislature back in action, with Jase Bolger continuing as House speaker (MLive.com, 1/9/13)
Right-to-work protesters remind Michigan lawmakers they’re not done fighting (MLive.com, 1/9/13)
Is the Pure Michigan brand being misused? MEDC ad outrages right-to-work opponents (MLive.com, 1/9/13)
Michigan appeals court upholds same-sex benefits for state employees (MLive.com, 1/9/13)
Gov. Rick Snyder signs new wave of Michigan laws, including measures aimed at fighting sexual abuse of children (MLive.com, 1/9/13)
Ad linking Pure Michigan and Right to Work hits a nerve, sparking online outcry (Deadline Detroit, 1/9/13)
Bolger backs bigger dollars for early childhood (Bridge, 1/9/13)
COMMENTARY: As Detroit inches toward fiscal disaster, Gov. Rick Snyder mulls potential emergency managers (MLive.com, 1/9/13)
Gov. Snyder trashes Pure Michigan campaign with controversial RTW ad (Progress Michigan, 1/9/13)
Political fallout from RTW deal yet to land (Bridge, 1/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Right to Work is no guarantee of economic success (Bridge, 1/8/13)
Labor says it will prevail, but RTW experts are skeptical (Bridge, 1/8/13)
Indiana reaction belies pro-right to work claims (Bridge, 1/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Improving Michigan’s business climate may not yield dividends some expect(Detroit Free Press, 1/6/13)
New civil rights group joins affirmative action case (Mich. Capitol Confidential, 1/4/13)
5 topics to ponder as Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder prepares State of the State speech (MLive.com, 1/4/13)
Senate report predicts less state revenue in 2013 (Lansing State Journal, 1/3/13)
Snyder hints that rtw was on his agenda since last summer (Blogging for Michigan, 1/3/13)
COMMENTARY: House Speaker Jase Bolger will have his hands full keeping GOP representatives in line (MLive.com, 1/3/13)
Michigan populists’ top 5 threats to Democracy in 2013 (Blogging for Michigan, 1/2/13)
Who does Snyder work for? Follow the money (Blogging for Michigan, 1/2/13)
COMMENTARY: As 2013 legislative session begins, we’ve lost trust and the art of compromise(MLive.com, 1/1/13)

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