More excessive pension perks for top Wayne County officials

More excessive pension perks for top Wayne County officials

While Wayne County cut services, closed parks and reduced police protection, the government took care of its high-ranking appointees and politicians at the expense of taxpayers. More than 50 Wayne County employees are eligible for lifetime health care benefits with as little as three years on the job, the Free Press reports this morning. It’s just the […]

Gov. Snyder takes heat for new firework law after loud night

Gov. Snyder takes heat for new firework law after loud night

By Steve Neavling “Celebrate the birth of your country by blowing up a small portion of it.” – The Simpsons Boom, boom, bang. Boom. All day. All night. It was the first Fourth of July since Gov. Rick Snyder legalized louder, more powerful fireworks. Revelers celebrated by firing off a seemingly endless supply of ear-splitting explosives. […]

The unraveling of Council President Pugh

The unraveling of Council President Pugh

By Steve Neavling It’s safe to say Detroit has never seen a council president quite like Charles Pugh. The former TV reporter with no political experience swept into city hall in 2009, collecting more votes than any of his eight colleagues. Detroit’s first openly gay councilman pledged to restore faith in a council battered by […]

Duggan lies about secret mayoral bid

Duggan lies about secret mayoral bid

By Steve Neavling Let’s hope Mike Duggan is more truthful than he has been about his secret bid to become Detroit’s next mayor. In interview after interview, the Detroit Medical Center CEO and former Wayne County prosecutor has denied plans to run since moving from the suburbs to Palmer Woods in Detroit earlier this year. […]