Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit EM Releases Financial Plan; City Exceeding Budget By $100M Annually

Detroit is broke.That’s the gist of a new report from the city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2013

"Movement" Electronic Music Fest. (Credit: Facebook)

“Movement” Electronic Music Fest Takes Center Stage In Detroit

One of the big events in Detroit this holiday weekend is the “Movement” electronic music festival on Hart Plaza.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2012

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Mary Waters: D-Dot Merger Will Save Detroit $55M A Year

Waters says that a merger will not only save the city millions of dollars and increase ridership but will also insure that there will not be a need for an emergency financial manager.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2012


Bid To End Emergency Manager Law Continues

A coalition seeking to overturn Michigan’s law granting expanded powers to emergency managers appointed to run financially struggling cities and schools is continuing its petition drive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2012


Petition Drive About Emergency Manager Law Moves Ahead

A petition drive aimed at giving Michigan voters a chance to decide whether the state’s tough emergency manager law should be repealed is moving ahead.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2011

Highland Park City Council Meeting … Business As Usual

Tough economic times are forcing many communities across the state to stretch every dollar.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2011

The grounds around Hart Plaza are being readied for the electronic music festival.

Crews Working Around The Clock To Be Ready For Electronic Music Fest

Organizers say the downpour of rain put them behind, and they have been working around the clock to have everything ready when the gates open up Saturday at noon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2011

Sheila Cockrel

Former Councilwoman: Don’t Fear The EFM Law

A former Detroit city official says those up in arms over the new Emergency Financial Manager law need to take another look.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2011


Mayor Bing “Concerned” About Agreement To Avoid State Financial Takeover

Bing says it could be opening up a can of worms.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2011


Court Rules: EFM Has Control Over District

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager, Robert Bobb now has total control over district operations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2011