Will Past Scandal Hurt Warren Evans' Run For Wayne County Exec?Political consultant Steve Hood says no. "...People in the player community wouldn't say that was a mistake; she was beautiful..."
Despite Controversial Past, Ficano Kicks Off Re-Election CampaignBill Ballenger, of Inside Michigan Politics, says Ficano could still win with a crowded field in the democratic primary.
Mental Health Authority To Hold Forums Ahead Of $700M Contract BidThe newly formed Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Authority will hold six community forums starting this Thursday where leaders will discuss the rebidding process of $700 million in contracts.
Ficano Highlights Economic Growth During State Of County AddressFicano pointed to the recently-renovated Cobo Center as one example of his efforts to spur economic growth in the region.
Two Candidates Join Race For Wayne County ExecutiveThough Robert Ficano hasn't yet announced his intentions on whether he'll run again for the Wayne County Executive job he has held since 2002, two well known Democrats aren't waiting as they throw their hats into the ring to try and take the position from him.
Michigan Matters Exclusive: Mayoral Debates ContinueWith the clock ticking down to the Nov. 5 election, mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon met in their second forum at the Detroit Economic Club where they talked of crime, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and moving into Manoogian Mansion.
Michigan Matters: Go Red For Women And John DurantThis week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain sits down with Sharyl Smith, chairwoman of the Go Red for Women effort.
Ficano Tries To Explain Wayne County Jail DebacleThe unfinished downtown Wayne County Jail is in limbo.
Ficano Suggests Scrapping Half-Finished Jail ProjectWith construction suspended for running millions over budget, Wayne County Exec Bob Ficano is now recommending walking away from the downtown Detroit jail project.
Will Detroit's Bankruptcy Cost The Suburbs? Hackel, Patterson Plan Big Apple Trip To Counter FalloutL. Brooks Patterson said he and Mark Hackel plan a trip to New York City to visit the bond rating houses to retain their county’s Triple A ratings.
Mackinac Panel: Think Long Term About Government FinancesMichigan's future fiscal stability depends on remembering the bitter lessons the state learned in the last downturn.
Michigan Matters: The Big FourHighlights from this week’s Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics event at the Townsend Hotel with Bing, Patterson, Ficano, and Hackel.
Michigan Matters: Patterson On Bolger, 'I Don't Want To Talk To That B***ard'This week on Michigan Matters, Detroit PAL has been helping thousands of children playing in sports leagues across our region for years but things have been changing for the organization.
Prosecutor Sues County In Fight To Stop Criminals From Going FreeWorthy first filed suit against the county to stop a proposed budget cut that would affect her ability prosecute cases.
Dave Bing Slams Local Media, Says They Have No Love For Motor CityWith Detroit’s fiscal woes simmering and threat of an Emergency Manager looming, Mayor Dave Bing said he wishes the local media would stop focusing all of its attention on the negative and show the Motor City some love.