Will Detroit City Council Override Mayor’s Veto?

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit City Council is set to try to override Mayor Dave Bing’s budget veto.

WWJ’s City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas is covering this story. Vickie reports that the council is expected to meet today to hold a vote to override Bing’s veto of the amended budget.

Some council members say a deal reached on Mackinac Island last week — that gives Detroit an additional $20 million from the state to work with — will result in restoring some of the cuts made by council. Councilman James Tate was against those deep cuts.

“$50 million in cuts; I think it’s far too extreme,” Tate told Vickie. “I’m more willing to go $20 million; potentially $25 million, and I think that still does what we wanted to do. It shows that we’re fiscally responsible, but it also puts us in a position where it does not destroy our city services.”

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBS Detroit.com for continuing coverage on this developing story.

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