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Meeting To Explore Effects Of Planned Welfare Cuts

The Speak Out and Speak Up summit Thursday in Detroit will look at the effect of the state’s planned cuts to welfare assistance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2011


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

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Detroit Water Park Faces Closure

During the hottest week of the year, the city of Detroit’s only water park – the Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center – is being put on notice that it might close.


(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Demolition Begins On Historic Ford Auditorium

It was once the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and countless historic events in Detroit. Now, the building is coming down.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2011

Teachers Voting On Concessions Contract

Voting begins Sunday by teachers faced with cutting their contract in order to help with a huge budget deficit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2011

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Deadline Looming For Council’s Vote On Bing’s Budget Compromise

An important day at Detroit City Hall, as decision time nears for the City Council on what it will do with Mayor Dave Bing’s proposed budget compromise.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2011

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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

Roy Roberts (WWJ Photo)

Roy Roberts: DPS System Is Broken

A harsh assessment from the Detroit Public School Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts to the crowd gathered for Pancakes and Politics Thursday morning, who said the DPS financial system is broken.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2011

Battle Continues Over Detroit’s Budget

The budget bantering continues to heat up between Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and city council – as a key vote on the city’s budget draws near.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2011

State Budget Director John Nixon gives the governor a thumbs up at a press conference to announce the House and Senate have completed the state budget five days earlier than the self-imposed deadline of May 31st.  Also pictured left to right are House Appropriations Chair state Rep. Chuck Moss and House Speaker Jase Bolger.  (credit:  Michigan Governor's Office)

State Budget To Be Passed In Record Time

The Michigan Legislature is finalizing Governor Rick Synder’s $47 billion spending plan in record time.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2011




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