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Detroit bankruptcy trial veers off course as Gov. Rick Snyder takes stand

Detroit bankruptcy trial veers off course as Gov. Rick Snyder takes stand (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) Protesters stand outside the Federal Court House in Detroit, where Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was scheduled to testify, Monday. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters) In more than three hours of often-contentious testimony Monday, Michigan Gov.…

Gov. Snyder expected to put Chrysler’s bankruptcy manager in charge of Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is expected to announce Thursday that Kevyn Orr, a financial specialist who oversaw Chrysler’s bankruptcy, will supplant elected officials and become the de facto leader of Detroit’s government as the city’s acting emergency manager, according to The Detroit News. City officials, who face a massive outstanding…

Michigan activists claim enough signatures for ‘emergency managers’ recall

Groups collecting petition signatures to force a vote on state appointed “emergency managers” that have been running several cities and school districts say they have done it: out of 161,300 needed, they’ve collected more than 200,000, according to The Associated Press. Activists in the state have taken to calling the…

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