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Budget Crisis

Students Return To School After District Shutdown

The Buena Vista School district near Saginaw is open today, despite dire financial problems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2013

Buena Vista Teachers To Return To Classrooms

More than two dozen teachers laid off in the financially troubled Buena Vista Schools district will return to work on Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

Buena Vista Schools Could Reopen After Debt Plan Approved

Superintendent Mike Flanagan has approved the release of state aid funds to the now shuttered district.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2013

Detroit EFM Kevyn Orr, right, and Gov. Rick Snyder talk to Vickie Thomas (credit: WWJ)

Emergency Manager Files Report On Detroit Finances

Emergency manager Kevyn Orr has formally filed his first report on Detroit’s finances with the state Treasurer’s office.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2013

Michigan School District Closed, Can’t Make Payroll

A shuttered school district that says it can’t afford to pay its teachers plans to remain closed until further notice.


Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit EM Releases Financial Plan; Detroit $100M Over Budget Each Year

Detroit is broke.That’s the gist of a new report from the city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.


(credit: Office of Mayor Dave Bing)

Businesses Step Up To Help Keep Detroit Parks Open

Donations from businesses and federal grants will allow Detroit to keep open 50 public parks and keep recreation programs running.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013

(credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Detroit Mayor Presents $1B Budget To City Council

Bing presented the city’s 2013-14 budget to the City Council, a plan that includes a $4 million reduction for that nine-member body.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2013

Ken Cockrel (credit:

Detroit City Council Considers $475K-A-Month Contract

Councilman Ken Cockrel is concerned about the money being spent on this by the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2013

A Detroit City Council meeting in April, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Lawsuit: Detroit City Council Is Meeting Illegally

A community activist says council has not received written permission by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr that would allow them to meet.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2013