Budget Cuts

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. (Credit: WWJ-TV, File)

Ficano: Prosecutor’s Office Cuts Necessary

Final arguments will be made Friday as Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy challenges $7 million in proposed budget cuts.


Police Chief: Officers Showing Maturity Through Tough Times

A day after the city announced plans to make wage and benefit cuts, Detroit’s Police Chief is sending a message to officers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2012

Detroit Fire, Police Departments Suffer Deep Cuts

A city plagued by arson fires now has fewer engines on the streets and police officers on patrol.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2012

Detroit Institute Of Arts

Council Pro Tem: Detroit Will Likely Cut Funding To Cultural Institutions

Although the New Year brings promise to a struggling city like Detroit, some of the city’s high-profile cultural sites could be in jeopardy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2011

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee. (File WWJ)

‘Blue Flu’ Cops Suspended Pending Investigation

The 17 Detroit police officers that participated in an apparent staged strike – have been suspended pending further investigation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2011

(WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Mayor Bing: 1,000 Layoffs By February

Following up on his promise to take quick fiscal action, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced layoffs in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2011

Patterson On Film Incentives: You’ve Gotta’ Live By The Deal You Promised

The Governor’s decision to sign legislation that drastically cut the state’s film incentives still isn’t sitting well with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2011


Pontiac Considers Tax Hike, Budget Cuts

Dramatic losses in revenue and population has led to Pontiac’s emergency financial manager to forward a tax hikes and budget cuts that will impact police and fire protection, among other areas.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

(WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Children Stuck In Middle Of Budget Crunch

A popular summer camp for children falls prey to Detroit budget woes, leaving the playground full with little unhappy campers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2011

WWJ Photo, File

Would Raising People Mover Fare Impact City’s Budget?

Councilman Ken Cockrel said the Director of the People Mover could do more to generate revenue and relieve the burden on the city by increasing the fare from its 1983 rate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2011