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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

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