Tag: Rick Snyder

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National

Ex-Detroit mayor convicted, jailed until sentence

HEADED TO PRISON—-Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves federal court after being convicted March 11, in Detroit, of corruption charges, ensuring a return to prison for a man once among the nation’s youngest big-city leaders. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) by Ed White Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of corruption charges and then sent to jail to await his prison sentence in yet another dramatic setback for a man who once was among the nation’s youngest big-city leaders.

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National

Who will take on job of fixing Detroit's finances?

CITY IN TROUBLE–In this Oct. 24, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian walks in Greektown in downtown Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) by Corey Williams DETROIT (AP) — It appears the appointment of an emergency manager to take over Detroit’s failing finances is all but a done deal. But one question remains: Who will get the difficult, thankless job?

Opinion

Right to work laws: Will they conquer America?

by Nelson LichtensteinSpecial to CNN (CNN) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s stunning decision to sign a right-to-work law poses the question: Are these anti-union statutes, which make illegal any union contract that requires union membership or payment of dues a condition of employment, the future? During the last two years Indiana and Wisconsin have also passed laws that curb union strength and slash dues income. NELSON LICHTENSTEIN