Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey broke down the latest in Detroit political news on Charlie Langton’s show on Talk Radio 1270. Can Charles Pugh be an effective leader now that he’s announced he won’t run again for council? What’s going on with the emergency financial manager situation and what kind of questions is the state asking as they look into Detroit’s financial situation? How culpable is the state in Detroit’s problems? Councilman Spivey discussed whether Detroit’s corporate tax rate should go up in a poor economy to help raise revenue for the city and the concern that a tax increase will hinder business growth. He also gave some clues about what’s next for the city and city government as they work through this financial crises and look ahead to the years to come.

Andre Spivey interview