While Washington has been largely silent on the largest municipal bankruptcy case in history, UAW president Bob King and others are meeting with the Obama administration today to discuss how it impacts union workers.
A Michigan law that allows the state to intervene when a local government faces financial distress is one of the nation’s most aggressive, according to a study released Tuesday.
“Nothing is for sale, including Howdy Doody,” Orr said during his first public comments on the bankruptcy during a Friday press conference.
Hood predicted many City Hall watchers will be so caught up in watching the political wrangling they won’t notice when Orr gets history-making concessions from bond holders.
Detroit City Council voted to approve cuts to Mayor Dave Bings’ proposed $1.1 billion spending plan.
The alleged goal is to raise $500 million to save the city, with amenities like street lights that work every night, an end to school closures, paychecks for police officers, firefighters, and sanitation workers — and the erection of a Robocop statue.
“Another positive outcome was the decreasing rate of children testing positive for elevated blood lead levels, down more than 75 percent across all age group between 2001 and 2010,” the report found.
Steve Hood said: “If all of Detroit had stayed home, Mr. Obama would have still won the state.”
“In all honesty, you know, Krystal Crittendon was pretty much set up. She was told by some council people she had their support to do this,” Gary Brown said.
Wading into the complicated situation, Detroit’s celebrated Rev. Marvin Winans called the Charlie Langton Talk Radio 1270 morning show to defend Crittendon, saying she just stood up for what she believes.