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.
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr says Detroiters should be outraged by the state of the city’s finances.
Gov. Rick Snyder stopped in Detroit Monday to announce that Jack Martin will take over for Roy Roberts effective immediately.
AFSCME Local along with other union members were protesting hiring of an emergency manager for the city of Detroit.
The city’s retirement system is underfunded by $3.5 billion
Residents in Highland Park are still fuming over the dumping of thousands of black history and culture books.
Detroit’s Emergency Manager has called off a controversial tour of Detroit that was aimed at drawing sympathy from the city’s biggest creditors.
Orr has ordered the City Council not to name replacements for two colleagues that resigned.
Homemade signs read: “Snyder, 21 Century Hitler, Burning Books.”
The shape of Detroit’s financial future and city leadership could be determined in the week ahead.