Tonight, MiWeek is on the road at the Detroit Policy Conference. Detroit’s plan of adjustment has been released and it’s a plan on one likes – so what will happen next? Plus, we take a look at the city’s future with historian and native Detroiter, Thomas Sugrue. Topics Discussed: [...]
MiWeek is your source for news, political analysis, and all things Michigan. Here is what’s in store for tonight’s MiWeek: Future of Road Projects - Lawmakers look to help out counties and cities that are running out of money, but at what cost to big long-term projects? Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment – Detroit’s plan of adjustment [...]
Tonight on MiWeek, an analysis of the stories making news across the state: The State Treasury Department is working overtime with more cities in financial trouble – and Wayne County is dangerously close to the edge. We’ll take a look at what they need to do, and if it’s possible to avoid an emergency manager. [...]
- Stephen Henderson: As Brewster-Douglass falls, Detroit needs plan for site's future
As the blighted Brewster-Douglass towers fall, Detroit again looks to the future. The city must prioritize developments that make a bigger difference for more people.
- Stephen Henderson: Detroit's rebirth must include more than downtown, Midtown
Detroit is lost, it seems, when it comes to translating big wins in the city's core into benefits for most of the people who live here, and we need both city and state government to step it up when it comes to balancing the swell of good fortune that's overtaking parts of the city.
- Stephen Henderson: The difference John Dingell made will be missed
In a way, it's a fitting end to John Dingell's career. Washington, in some ways, has no place anymore for someone of his broad reach and thinking, his ability to stick to a philosophy but also see the way forward through compromise.
- Stephen Henderson: Detroit is seeing the light to recovery, but it can't be just a flash
The returning streetlighting is a great example of how resolving the city's sordid past offers us a path to a better future - but demands that we take advantage with smart plans and effective action.
- Obama wobbles again on Israel
As we now know for certain, a weak American president makes the world a more dangerous place.
- Finley: With Obama, America is on the path it chose
Ask Americans if they want a bigger, more expansive and expensive government, and you'll hear a resounding 'No!'
- Keep Obama out of America's newsrooms
Civil libertarians have long called on the government to stay out of our bedrooms. Well, I want the government to stay out of my newsroom.
- When to retire the hardest of calls for John Dingell
Even approaching 88 years old, even with a back that won't allow him to stand straight, even with a bad leg that keeps him in constant misery, the decision for John Dingell to let go wasn't easy.