budget deficit

DPS Increases Number Of School Closures

The Detroit Public Schools says it’s increasing the number of school closures to 20 by the fall of next year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2011

State May Deny Aid For Burials

The state may be cutting off support to families who can’t afford to bury their loved ones.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/25/2011


Governor Synder Heads To Wall Street

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is preparing to head to the Big Apple to meet with bond rating agencies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2011

Detroit Pension Boards Agree To Concessions

Both of Detroit’s municipal pension boards have agreed to concessions designed to save the city about $60 million

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2011

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit’s Cultural Cornerstones Could Be Next Victim To Budget Cuts

Some of Detroit’s high-profile cultural sites could be in jeopardy, as the City Council struggles with Mayor Dave Bing’s proposed budget plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2011

Actor: Film Tax Incentive Limit Would Be Devastating

State Senator Mike Kowal held hearings this week to get a sense of how the film incentive tax breaks helped the economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2011


Snyder: Tax Reform Passage A Victory For Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder calls the passage of his tax reform bill a big victory for Michigan and for businesses in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2011

Mayor Dave Bing met with AFSCME Local 207 steward Monday to talk budget cuts.

Bing Continues Budget Talks With Unions, Pension Boards

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is hopeful everyone will be on board to help put the city’s budget on even keep as meetings continue this week with unions and pensions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2011


Budgets, Lack Of Sponsors Cancel Annual Festivities

The sour economy has been the root cause of many annual festivals, art fairs and fireworks going down the tubes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2011

Harper Woods Considers Merging Police, Fire Dept.

Voters in Harper Woods will be deciding a big issue this coming week: whether or not to merge the city’s fire and police departments.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2011




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