budget deficit

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

Credit: detroit.lib.mi.us

Detroit Library To Close 10 Branches, Not 18

Detroit Library officials announced recently that because of a limited budget, they were looking at closing 18 neighborhood branches, but that number could be pared back.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2011

Farmington Board of Education Considers Privatizing Services

On the agenda at Farmington’s school board meeting: A proposal to privatize a number of support services like bus drivers and mechanics, janitors and food workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2011

Troy Public Library. (Credit: troy.k12.mi.us)

Troy Library Will Remain Open, At Least For Now

The Troy Public Library has been given a reprieve and will not be closing on May 1st after all.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2011

Senate Reduces School State Aid Cuts

The school aid budget is being slashed — but not by as much as the Governor would like.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2011

credit: Detroit Public Library

Detroit Public Library Faces Layoffs, Branch Closings

Add Detroit Public Library to the list of utilities facing layoffs and downsizing due to a budget deficit over $10-million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2011

Teacher Layoffs, Larger Class Sizes

It’s a woe faced by nearly every metro Detroit school district, budget deficits that reach the millions. How are the schools coping?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2011


Gov.’s Budget Cuts Would Severely Affect Detroit

If Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed cuts to tax credits and incentive programs gets approved, what does that hold in store for Detroit?

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2011