Detroit

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6:21 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Bing: Decision On State Takeover Could Come Friday

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says a review team as early as this week could make a recommendation to Gov. Rick Snyder's on whether to order a takeover of the struggling city's finances.

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5:15 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Snyder, Treasurer: Review Should Spur Detroit To Move Quickly To Fix Finances

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Governor Rick Snyder says the Detroit mayor and city council are operating under some tight deadlines if they want to avoid a state takeover. A formal state Treasury review of the city’s finances is underway. 

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NewsRoom
6:21 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Detroit Opening Arms To World Series Visitors

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Work is under way in Detroit to welcome visitors coming to town for the World Series.

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NewsRoom
6:36 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Detroit Lighting Bills Stalled in State Senate

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State Lawmakers failed to move a bill Wednesday that offers a possible solution to serious public lighting problems in Detroit and other cities.

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NewsRoom
6:26 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Bing Frustrated with Delay as Lansing Waits on Light Authority

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the pace of the city’s recovery is being slowed by delays in Lansing. The mayor says the Legislature is taking too long to create an independent authority to help Detroit and other cities keep their street lights on.           

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NewsRoom
6:24 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Detroit Mayor Imposes New Contracts, Wage Cuts

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he has imposed new union contracts aimed at saving the cash-strapped city more than $100 million annually.

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NewsRoom
6:21 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Bing: State Likely Will Withhold Revenue Sharing

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing told City Council that state revenue sharing likely will be withheld unless a lawsuit challenging Gov. Rick Snyder's consent agreement with the city is dropped.

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NewsRoom
6:48 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Detroit Unions Weigh Strike Option as Layoffs Loom

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Some Detroit municipal union leaders say striking is one of several options being discussed during ramped-up strategy sessions before new contract talks with the city begin.

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NewsRoom
6:11 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Snyder Still Waiting on Sense of Urgency to Fix Detroit

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Governor Rick Snyder is outlining his vision for the future of Detroit.

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NewsRoom
6:17 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Michigan Court Case Won't Delay Detroit-State Deal

The Michigan Court of Appeals again has put the brakes on a case that threatened to derail or delay a deal reached between the city of Detroit and a state-appointed financial review team.

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NewsRoom
6:20 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Judge Says He Has No Role in Detroit Union Clash

A federal judge says he won't get involved in a dispute between Detroit city unions and Gov. Rick Snyder.

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NewsRoom
6:38 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Detroit Council Seeks More Answers on Consent Deal

The Detroit City Council has put off a vote while continuing to debate a proposed consent agreement between the city and Gov. Rick Snyder.

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NewsRoom
6:21 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Detroit Unions: Keep State Away from New Contracts

A federal judge is telling lawyers to return to court Tuesday in a dispute over the state's likely veto of contract concessions approved by Detroit city workers.

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NewsRoom
6:34 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Snyder: Consent Deal Could Keep Operational Control of City with Detroit

Governor Rick Snyder continues to defend a legally enforceable consent agreement as the best way to lift Detroit out of a financial crisis.

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NewsRoom
6:45 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Snyder Administration Defends Financial Reviews

Lawyers acting for Governor Rick Snyder have asked the state Court of Appeals to reverse lower court rulings that blocked the administration’s efforts to resolve financial crises in two cities.

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NewsRoom
6:44 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Panel: Detroit Has 'Financial Emergency'

A state review team has determined that a "severe financial emergency" exists in Detroit, meeting the threshold necessary for the state to appoint an emergency manager.

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NewsRoom
6:33 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Snyder to Detroit: Don’t Stop Talking

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration will appeal a judge’s ruling that would delay any deal between the state and Detroit on a plan to fix the city’s fiscal crisis. 

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NewsRoom
6:34 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Snyder: No Cash to Help Detroit Bridge Budget Crisis

Governor Rick Snyder is standing by his proposed consent agreement as an alternative to placing Detroit under the control of an emergency manager with sweeping power.

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NewsRoom
3:36 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Snyder: “Personal Attacks” Don’t Change What’s Happening in Detroit

Governor Rick Snyder says he has not given up on reaching a deal with Detroit elected officials on a legal agreement to fix the city’s finances without a state takeover.

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NewsRoom
6:29 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Gov says Agreement Retains Detroit Officials' Influence

Governor Rick Snyder says a controversial plan to prevent the appointment of an emergency manager for the city of Detroit allows current city officials to play a significant role in their financial recovery. 

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NewsRoom
6:40 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Snyder to Propose Consent Deal to Detroit Council

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration will reveal details Tuesday of a proposal to help the city of Detroit fix its finances and avert a state takeover. The plan will be presented to members of an emergency financial review team and to the Detroit city council.

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