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Tom Watkins, president and CEO of DWMHA, will hold hearings starting Monday to update the authority. (credit: CBS Detroit)

Mental Health Authority To Hold Forums Ahead Of $700M Contract Bid

The newly formed Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Authority will hold six community forums starting this Thursday where leaders will discuss the rebidding process of $700 million in contracts.

03/03/2014

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano (Credit: WWJ  Newsradio 950) FILE

Ficano Highlights Economic Growth During State Of County Address

Ficano pointed to the recently-renovated Cobo Center as one example of his efforts to spur economic growth in the region.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2014

Wayne County Executive race William Wild, Robert Ficano and Kevin McNamara. (credit: handout/CBS Detroit)

Two Candidates Join Race For Wayne County Executive

Though Robert Ficano hasn’t yet announced his intentions on whether he’ll run again for the Wayne County Executive job he has held since 2002, two well known Democrats aren’t waiting as they throw their hats into the ring to try and take the position from him.

01/14/2014

Mike Duggan, Carol Cain and Sheriff Benny Napoleon at the Detroit Economic Club "Conversation with the Candidates" which was held at Cobo Center. Duggan and Napoleon are vying to become the next mayor  of Detoit in the Nov 5 election. (credit: Jeff Kowalsky)

Michigan Matters Exclusive: Mayoral Debates Continue

With the clock ticking down to the Nov. 5 election, mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon met in their second forum at the Detroit Economic Club where they talked of crime, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and moving into Manoogian Mansion.

10/25/2013

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Michigan Matters: Go Red For Women And John Durant

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain sits down with Sharyl Smith, chairwoman of the Go Red for Women effort.

CBS 62–10/04/2013

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano (Credit: WWJ  Newsradio 950) FILE

Ficano Tries To Explain Wayne County Jail Debacle

The unfinished downtown Wayne County Jail is in limbo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

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Ficano Suggests Scrapping Half-Finished Jail Project

With construction suspended for running millions over budget, Wayne County Exec Bob Ficano is now recommending walking away from the downtown Detroit jail project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

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Will Detroit’s Bankruptcy Cost The Suburbs? Hackel, Patterson Plan Big Apple Trip To Counter Fallout

L. Brooks Patterson said he and Mark Hackel plan a trip to New York City to visit the bond rating houses to retain their county’s Triple A ratings.

CBS 62–07/19/2013

Robert Ficano with WWJ's Vickie Thomas

Mackinac Panel: Think Long Term About Government Finances

Michigan’s future fiscal stability depends on remembering the bitter lessons the state learned in the last downturn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2013

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Michigan Matters: The Big Four

Highlights from this week’s Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics event at the Townsend Hotel with Bing, Patterson, Ficano, and Hackel.

05/15/2013

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