There seems little appetite from either Democrats or Republicans in Washington for a federal rescue of the birthplace of the automobile industry.
Unfortunately for Detroit, it’s not that simple.
Though Thursday’s bankruptcy filing had been feared for months, the path ahead for the once mighty Motor City is still uncertain.
“I think it’s despicable… and I think every Detroit resident will also find that this action is despicable,” said Richard Mack, Jr., an attorney for AFSCME Council 25.
Here’s a look at how the city spiraled into financial ruin and why it’s in so much trouble.
Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, raising a flurry of questions about what happens next.
Detroit has filed for a Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection — the biggest municipal filing in history.
If Detroit’s broke, will culture be the first thing to go?
It’s expected to be a huge week in Detroit, as we expect to find out whether the city will file for bankruptcy.
Obama administration officials have been in contact with leaders in Detroit, according a spokesman.