Teachers and other employees of the cash-strapped Pontiac school district have been notified that they may lose coverage this year because of nearly $12 million in unpaid premiums.
Major reforms are in the works for Detroit’s 36th District Court after a recent report found the system is $4.5 million over budget and has failed to collect over $280 million in fines.
Kevyn Orr has ordered a fraud and corruption investigation into the police and fire pension fund and general employee pension fund.
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is reportedly prepared to take Detroit into federal bankruptcy court if the city’s 30,000 employees and retirees refuse the reduced payouts.
Trimming the budget at 36th District Court in Detroit could cost 80 workers their jobs.
The City Council voted in favor of an emergency manager last week after Gov. Snyder declared a financial emergency. It will be Hamtramck’s second manager since 2001.
Creditors, bond holders and unions are meeting with Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager Friday to hear his plan to keep the city out of Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
Gov. Rick Snyder will appoint a team to review the finances of the Pontiac Public Schools.
Detroit’s emergency manager is hoping to avoid bankruptcy for the city by trying to settle debts with creditors for just pennies on the dollar.
Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is bleeding much more red ink than originally thought.