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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Tesla Motors Inc Thursday sued Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The suit at U.S. District Court in Michigan comes days after the state rejected the electric vehicle manufacturer's...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Tesla Motors Inc filed suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Michigan against Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The suit comes days after the state rejected the electric vehicle manufacturer's application to...

  • Rick Snyder and other top state officials Thursday, challenging a Michigan law that ensures automakers can only sell through independent, franchised dealerships and not directly to customers. "As a result of this law, Michigan consumers are forced to accept reduced access to the products they want, less competition and higher prices.... Tesla will continue to...

  • Top States 2016

    Some states have made big economic strides. Others are falling short. Here's a look at movers on CNBC's Top States for Business 2016.

  • CHICAGO, June 27- New Michigan laws aimed at restructuring the cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools are positive credit factors for the "junk"- rated district, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. The $617 million bailout legislation signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder last week splits the district into two parts- a new community district charged with...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for "botching" their roles in the city of Flint's drinking water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for "botching" their roles in the city of Flint's drinking water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of energy emergency on Tuesday because of ongoing problems with a major petroleum products pipeline combined with an unexpected outage at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Detroit refinery. The order was in response to an "unplanned" outage at the 106,000 barrels-per-day Detroit refinery along with...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued a state of energy emergency on Tuesday because of ongoing problems with a major product pipeline and an unexpected outage at Marathon's Detroit refinery. The order was in response to the extended outage of the West Shore Pipeline, which carries products from Milwaukee to Green Bay, Wisconsin, and has been...

  • FLINT, Mich., May 4- President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured angry residents that their children would be fine in the long term despite the "complete screw-up" that contaminated their drinking water with lead. Flint, with a population of about 100,000, was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in...

  • FLINT, Mich., May 4- President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured parents that children over 6 years old could do the same during a visit to a city still reeling from a scandal over lead-poisoned drinking water. "The water around this table was Flint water that was filtered," Obama said during a meeting with regulators as he...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has met with Wall Street credit rating agencies this week, telling them Michigan's economy is doing "very well" in the face of a lowered credit outlook, Snyder said on Thursday. "Michigan economically is doing very well." Two weeks ago, just before Michigan's most recent bond offering, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services...

  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is sworn in to testify before a House Oversight and government Reform hearing on "Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part III" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016.

    Snyder apologized for the public health emergency in Flint and defended his administration's response.

  • Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips of Birch Run, Michigan, helps Flint resident Amanda Roark and her son Dash take bottled water out to her vehicle after she received it at a Flint Fire Station January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder committed $28 million more to pay for filters, bottled water, school nurses, testing and monitoring.

  • Cars drive down Grand River Avenue in Detroit with the city's skyline in the background.

    A U.S. judge confirmed the Detroit plan to adjust its debt and exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy on Friday.

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    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial began this morning October 23, 2013 in Detroit.

    Some cities may need to be pushed into bankruptcy, while others may just need a healthy dose of private-sector medicine, said TransPro Consulting CEO Mark Aesch.

  • The skyline of Detroit

    Detroit must dig itself out of the hole it created and cannot wait to see if the federal government will come to its rescue, the city's emergency manager said on Sunday.

  • Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • There's a lot on the agenda as Detroit's emergency financial manager tries to meet a deadline to decide whether the city and escape a bankruptcy filing.