Gov. Rick Snyder speaks today flanked by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (left) and emergency manager Kevyn Orr. Snyder said that the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy will end at midnight.
December 10, 2014 The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.
March 14, 2013 Earlier this month, Michigan's governor declared that the city is in a financial emergency. The city government is running a huge deficit and faces huge debts. Now, a lawyer with experience in bankruptcies is coming in to try to straighten things out.
The General Motors world headquarters building dominates the Detroit skyline.
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March 1, 2013 Rick Snyder said the city could soon have a new overseer, expected to bring the city's dire financial situation to order. Snyder said while it was a sad day, it was "also a day of optimism and promise."
August 4, 2010 The big news of the Aug. 3 primaries: Rep. Jerry Moran won the GOP Senate nomination in Kansas, Michigan Republicans picked an outsider as their gubernatorial nominee, and Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick was ousted in Michigan.
Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder, center, speaks to supporters at his election-night event in Ypsilanti after Tuesday's primary.
August 3, 2010 An outsider, former Gateway Computers president Rick Snyder, won the Republican primary for governor of Michigan. The Democratic nod went to Virg Bernero, the mayor of Lansing. Gov. Jennifer Granholm is term limited.
August 3, 2010 After eight years of Democrat Jennifer Granholm as governor, Michigan Republicans feel -- with the sour economy and Granholm's low approval numbers -- that they have a strong shot at returning to the office.
May 11, 2010 Who Is This Man? A political ad narrator haunts our dreams.
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