Mayor Bing Will Meet With Governor To Address Budget

DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s been a tough week for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Protestors gathered on the capital steps this week to decry his proposed budget cuts and he was welcomed with boos at a UAW Ford plant. 

 WWJ Newsradio 950’s Marie Osborne caught up with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing to get his take on what’s happening with the state budget.

“I have made a call and I will going up to have a conversation so I can get some more specific info because we’re getting ready to go through our budget process,” says Bing.

Mayor Bing says he and his staff continue to work on the city’s new budget and he says he definitely plans a visit with the governor.

“I don’t want to make all assumptions because I could be wrong, so I’m trying to get some more definitive information. So, hopefully that will be forthcoming next week,” says Bing.

The biggest challenge in the city’s budget? Mayor Bing says revenue sharing cuts.  He says deep cuts there will be difficult to manage.

In February Mayor Bing delivered the State of the City, where he outlined some of the budget issues.


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