In odd twist, Republicans shame Democrats for ignoring Detroit; new Red Wings arena at stake

In odd twist, Republicans shame Democrats for ignoring Detroit; new Red Wings arena at stake

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 […]

Sources: Mayor Dave Bing poised to run for re-election, transform city

Sources: Mayor Dave Bing poised to run for re-election, transform city

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 […]

State raping Detroit? Kenyatta says so.

State raping Detroit? Kenyatta says so.

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 […]