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Progress on Financial Reforms and Restructuring Necessary to Get Closer to a Thriving Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 12.24.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Detroiters have come accustom to the talk of deficits, low cash flow and payless paydays during the past several years. The reality is that the City of Detroit still faces a fiscal crisis that will continue if implementation of reforms is not moved forward.

Could City Workers Strike?

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Unions angry that Detroit is trying to mend its financially-battered books by laying off hundreds of workers and imposing steep contra...

Concessions, Layoffs Loom Under Consent Agreement

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 04.06.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A day after an unprecedented deal to fix Detroit's finances was approved, the deputy mayor said the payroll must be reduced to help get the...

Unions Still In Court As State Moves On Consent Agreement

AP | Posted 04.04.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- After more than three hours of arguments, a federal judge says he needs more time before deciding whether Michigan has illegally interfered...

Bing, City Council Still Mum On Financial Progress

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council and Mayor Dave Bing have yet to come to an agreement on how to address the city's budget deficit as the threat of a state takeove...

Mayor, Council, Unions Oppose State Takeover

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

Joined by City Council members and faith, labor and business leaders, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing defied reports that Gov. Rick Snyder would begin a finan...

Simone Landon

Sources Contradict Freep Report On Detroit Emergency Manager Moving Forward | Simone Landon | Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

This is a developing story. The Detroit Free Press reported midday Thursday that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is moving ahead with a financial rev...

Simone Landon

Council Cuts Christmas Checks | Simone Landon | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

City retirees won't be receiving extra cash from the city pension plan this holiday season after Detroit City Council voted Tuesday to prevent the cit...

Where's the Detroit Love?

Yusef Bunchy Shakur | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Yusef Bunchy Shakur

Mayor Bing and City Council President Pugh both have professed how they love Detroit and want to lead Detroit back to its glory days. We need leadership who are willing to demonstrate their love for us through their actions.

Mayor Dave Bing: Detroit Financial Crisis Means Concessions Vital To Avoid State Takeover

AP | DAVID N. GOODMAN | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on Wednesday urged municipal unions to accept wage cuts and Michigan leaders to pay the city millions stemming...