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The 55th annual Detroit Boat Show continues at Cobo Center through this weekend.

WKAR’sPeter Whorf continues our series from the expo with a first look at a Michigan-made product.  Gibbs Sports and Amphibians’ Graham Jenkins describes the new Quadski, a specialized craft that travels on land and water.

 

A report released Tuesday afternoon by the Detroit emergency review team all but clears the way for Governor Snyder to appoint an emergency manager to take over the city’s finances. This scenario is nothing new to Flint, where, in late 2011, Governor Snyder appointed Michael Brown as emergency manager.  

We speak with Brown, as well as Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, about what the experience is like and what Detroit officials can learn from it.

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A financial review team has found Detroit faces a cash crisis of epic proportions – and city officials do not have a workable plan to deal with it.

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State officials and many in southeast Michigan have been keeping a very close eye on financial reports coming out of Detroit.  Sunday's Detroit Free Press reported that an emergency financial report completed late Friday suggests an emergency manager is inevitable.  The report found the city’s deficit continues to grow even after some degree of state oversight for more than 10 months.  

Free Press reporter and columnist Nancy Kaffer joins us to explain one of the biggest, ongoing stories in Michigan.

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Governor Rick Snyder says he’ll be ready to move ahead with a state takeover of Detroit city hall – depending on the results of a financial review that should wrap within several days.

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The North American International Auto Show returns to Detroit's Cobo Center with a Charity Preview tonight. The show opens to the public tomorrow.

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced a one-month income tax amnesty to encourage people and businesses to pay what they owe for past years.

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

Detroit Lighting Bills Stalled in State Senate

Sep 12, 2012
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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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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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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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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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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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Governor Rick Snyder is outlining his vision for the future of Detroit.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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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