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.
Democrats in the state House are threatening to derail legislation that would help the Illich family build a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, legislators told Motor City Muckraker this afternoon. Protesting the Republicans’ unscrupulous handling of the controversial right-to-work legislation, Democrats are pledging to oppose a measure that would release $13 […]
Kilpatrick takes on prosecution’s claims that his civic fund was for charity.
After much consideration, embattled Mayor Dave Bing plans to run for re-election in an effort to solve the budget crisis, friends and political allies of the mayor told Motor City Muckraker. Michigan officials also have been pressing the mayor privately to run for re-election because he has been relatively supportive of state intervention, according to […]
Tempers flared today after Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta suggested the state was anally raping the city. Kenyatta was urging his colleagues to stop participating in the state intervention, “rather than continuing to pull your pants down without Vaseline and allowing the folks to do what they’re doing to us.” Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins called out […]
Michigan civil rights leaders are organizing a historic 5-day march from Detroit to Lansing to protest a proposed state law that would keep many minorities and lower-income residents from casting ballots. At stake is a section of the law – awaiting approval from Gov. Rick Snyder – that would require residents to have a photo […]
By Steve Neavling In a dramatic departure from the Republican Party line, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed proposed election laws that would have required many voters to show photo IDs to cast a ballot. Snyder blasted the bill, which was championed by fellow Republicans, saying it would cause confusion and discourage voting. Synder’s decision to abandon […]
By Steve Neavling Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a Republican trying to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, is hoping you have a bad memory. Hoekstra released a radio ad this week accusing the Obama administration of leaking classified national security information, calling the unknown leakers “amateurs” and “traitors.” Not long ago, Hoekstra was on the […]
By Steve Neavling The Detroit News seems obsessed with the idea of a white mayor running the city. A month after conservative columnist Nolan Finley suggested the time may be ripe to elect a white mayor, the News returns today with a front page headline, “Can white mayoral candidate win in Detroit?“ Never mind that no […]