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Detroit Has 'Financial Emergency': State Review Team

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 04.21.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A state-appointed review team has determined Detroit is in a financial emergency, paving the way for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to ap...

Reporter Allegedly Sends Woman Penis Picture, Threatens To Kill Her

Posted 08.22.2013 | Crime

The ex-wife of Michigan state Treasurer Andy Dillon has been granted a protection order against a reporter she says threatened to kill her with a base...

Will Financial Review Lead Detroit To Bankruptcy?

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.11.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit's fiscal future could soon be out of its hands if a team of state officials determines that the nation's former auto and manufactur...

GOP Governor Signs Controversial Law

Posted 12.27.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a revised version of a controversial emergency manager law Thursday that was rejected by voters during the November e...

Financial Review Team Has 60 Days To Determine Detroit's Future

AP | DAVID N. GOODMAN | Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed six people Tuesday to conduct a 60-day review of Detroit's municipal finances and decide if the state s...

State: Detroit's Books Show 'Serious Financial Problem'

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 12.16.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A preliminary review of Detroit's finances has determined that the city is not on target to fulfill promises to the state that allowed the ...

State Officials Rebuff Challenge To Detroit Consent Agreement

Posted 05.31.2012 | Detroit

Michigan officials have heard Detroit's top lawyer make her case against the legality of the city's consent agreement with the state, but they say the...

Appeals Court Okays Closed Meetings For Financial Review Boards

Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that Detroit and Flint's state-appointed financial review teams were not subject to the state's Open Meetings ...

Business Tax Cuts Spell Less State Revenue Going Forward

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Michigan fiscal analysts announced Wednesday the state would draw in millions more dollars in revenue than expected this fiscal year, but the addition...

Cash-strapped Detroit Will Pay Outside Consultants $1.35 Million

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council on Tuesday agreed to up the amount paid to the accounting and consulting firm Ernst & Young, despite the city's fiscal crisis. Ci...

Financial Advisory Board Appointees Named

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

The first three members of Detroit's new nine-member Financial Advisory Board were announced Thursday, with appointments coming from Gov. Rick Snyder,...

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...

Simone Landon

'There Will Have To Be Cuts' Under Detroit Consent Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 04.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pushed an optimistic view of Detroit's future under the newly brokered financial agreement between the city and the state, d...

City Council To Examine Consent Agreement

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council has scheduled a special session for 4 p.m. Thursday to review yet another draft of a financial agreement between the city and the...

Simone Landon

What Will Final Consent Agreement Look Like?

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) gave some clues as to what a final financial agreement between the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan might look ...

Simone Landon

Detroiters Challenge Review Team, No Consent Agreement Reached

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

Faced with shouts and interruptions from the assembled audience, Detroit's state-appointed financial review team struggled through its fourth public m...

Detroit Review Team To Decide City's Fate

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's state-appointed financial review team is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon to announce the fate both of Detroit's financial future and syst...

Review Team Declares Severe Financial Emergency

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and TIM MARTIN | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A review team appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to examine Detroit's troubled finances determined Wednesday that a "severe financial emergency"...

City Council Hears Consent Agreement Proposal

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council is set to review a proposal Tuesday from the state Treasurer's office that the governor says would help the city avoid an emergen...

David Sands

Michiganders Demand Repeal Of Hated Law

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

After nearly nine months of gathering signatures, members of the coalition Stand Up for Democracy traveled by bus to Michigan's capitol Wednesday to d...

Simone Landon

Financial Review Team Subcommittee Wiggles Out Of Public Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 02.28.2012 | Detroit

The state-appointed review team charged with examining Detroit's finances seems poised to keep most of its business behind closed doors, despite a rec...

Now Out In The Open: Detroit Financial Review Team

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

The 10-member body examining Detroit's finances will meet for the first time in public Tuesday, thanks to a successful lawsuit that charged the group ...

Judge Voids Detroit Financial Review Team's Work

Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit

WDIV reports Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette has voided the work of Detroit's state-appointed financial review team, and the Highla...

Judge Collette: EM Reviews Must Be Public

Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

Judge William Collette ruled Monday afternoon that Detroit's emergency manager review team must open their meetings to the public under Michigan Open ...

NO MORE CLOSED DOORS: Judge Rules Emergency Manager Reviews Must Be Public

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: Feb. 6 -- The Detroit News reported Ingham County Circuit Judge denied issuing an opinion on Feb. 2 ordering Detroit's Emergency Manager Revie...