03/24/2012 09:13 am ET

Detroit Union Concessions Fall Short Of Solving Financial Crisis, State Says

By Steve Neavling, Detroit Free Press

In a blow to Detroit's last-ditch efforts to avoid an emergency manager, Gov. Rick Snyder's office said Friday that the city failed to gain sufficient concessions from unions to avoid financial collapse.

Snyder spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher told the Free Press that the state has been warning Mayor Dave Bing to demand deeper cuts to runaway pension and health care costs.

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