Detroit Free Press editors gathered in a second-floor conference room this afternoon and grilled Gov. Rick Snyder for an hour following his sudden shift from middle-of-the-road leader to deceptive, ultra-conservative politician.
Dozens of schools are covered in graffiti, their interiors gutted for scrap metal. Others are boarded-up gems, vulnerable to thieves, arson and graffiti.
Turns out, the billionaire’s company, Olympia Entertainment, owes Detroit nearly a million dollars in unpaid property taxes on downtown’s Cobo Arena and Joe Louis Arena dating back to 2009.
For just $200, some Detroiters can buy neighboring vacant lots and receive help sprucing up the property.
Despite the threat of a state takeover and municipal bankruptcy, Mayor Dave Bing dished out bonuses of up to $750 to nonunion employees, a move that is certain to distract from serious budget cuts.
State officials took blame for demolishing up to 20 Detroit homes that recently were purchased at a Wayne County tax foreclosure sale.
The 5-4 vote gives Hantz Woodlands permission to buy nearly 2,000 lots for the dirt-cheap price of $520,000, or less than $300 per lot.
Marie Thornton was speaking beyond her one-minute public comment period when she demanded that council President Charles Pugh apologize for once accusing her of tossing a grape at a school board member.
Hate crimes reported in Michigan rose 12% in 2011, in large part because of a major uptick in the suburbs, the FBI revealed Monday.
An economic development engine for the state has demolished an estimated 20 houses that were purchased at a recent foreclosure auction. State officials mum.