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  • Latest: House panel seeks documents on Flint water crisis Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:48 AM ET

    Fred Upton of Michigan and Democrat Frank Pallone of New Jersey sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Wednesday seeking information on Flint. The lawmakers are asking a series of questions, including details on how the two agencies are responding to the crisis and whether it is possible to...

  • Joel Beauvais, acting water chief for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said Michigan officials ignored federal advice to treat Flint water for corrosion-causing elements last year and delayed for months before telling the public about the health risks of lead-contaminated water. "What happened in Flint was avoidable and never should have...

  • Financially strapped Flint was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its source for tap water to the nearby Flint River in April 2014 from Detroit's water system to save money. Flint, about 60 miles northwest of Detroit, returned to using Detroit water in October after tests found some children had elevated levels of lead in...

  • LANSING, Mich, Jan 19- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, facing protests, lawsuits and calls for his resignation over drinking water contamination in Flint, on Tuesday apologized to the city's residents and called for the state to spend $28 million on fixes. Some people have reported rashes, hair loss and other problems since Flint, under a state-appointed...

  • LANSING, Mich, Jan 19- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, facing protests and lawsuits into the state's handling of contaminated drinking water in Flint, will make the crisis the main subject of his annual speech to lawmakers on Tuesday. President Barack Obama was meeting on Tuesday with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver over the crisis. President Obama, acting on a request...

  • Jan 14- Michigan would tap its $575 million fiscal 2015 budget surplus to cover costs related to Flint's water crisis, a spokesman for the state's budget office said on Thursday. The financially strapped city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its source of tap water to the nearby Flint River in April 2014 from...

  • MONTREAL, Jan 11- A minister from the car-making Canadian province of Ontario wants to work with the U.S. state of Michigan to fend off rivals in southern United States and Mexico and boost the Great Lakes region's industry profile, he said on Monday. All major U.S. automakers are based in the Great Lakes region around the U.S.-Canadian border, where labor costs are...

  • Jan 6- Detroit's public school district is drowning under $3.5 billion of debt and needs to be rescued by the state of Michigan, according to a report by a nonprofit public affairs group released on Wednesday. The Citizens Research Council of Michigan said debt payments by the Detroit Public Schools are consuming revenue required to fund education services.

  • Debt-laden Detroit schools need state help -study Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 3:21 PM ET

    Jan 6- Detroit's public school district is drowning under $3.5 billion of debt and needs to be rescued by the state of Michigan, according to a report by a nonprofit public affairs group released on Wednesday. The Citizens Research Council of Michigan said debt payments by the Detroit Public Schools are consuming revenue required to fund education services.

  • DETROIT, Aug 20- Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said on Thursday his plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code would help revitalize struggling manufacturing centers like Detroit, allowing companies to raise wages and workers to keep more of their paychecks. Speaking to the Detroit Economic Club, the senator from Florida said Detroit, which filed the...

  • Judge approves Detroit bankruptcy exit plan Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    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.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

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

  • Save cities or let them go bankrupt? Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    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.

  • Detroit can't wait for federal cavalry, Orr says Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 4:31 PM ET
    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.

  • Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    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.

  • Six Weeks Key to Deciding Detroit's Bankruptcy Fate Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 5:24 PM ET

    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.

  • Michigan Lottery Winners Still Cash in on Welfare Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Goodwill had warned of "catastrophic" consequences on the secondary market.

    In Michigan, more than 3,500 lottery winners are also on public assistance, drawing attention to waste in a state still reeling from the nation's economic downturn.

  • S&P Gives Detroit Takeover the Thumbs Up Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 5:15 PM ET
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

    Standard & Poor's on Friday showed its support for Michigan's takeover of Detroit by upgrading the city's credit rating to "stable" from "negative."

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer Tapped to Run Detroit Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET
    Kevyn Orr

    Bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn Orr was named Detroit's emergency financial manager.

  • Auto Bankruptcy Lawyer Next Detroit Manager: Source Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:34 PM ET
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

    Kevyn Orr, the attorney who managed Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy, is reportedly Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's top pick to be Detroit's financial emergency manager.