11/20/2012 03:53 pm ET

Detroit City Council Rejects Key Law Firm Contract, Puts $10M In Funding At Risk

Detroit -- The Detroit City Council this afternoon rejected a contract to hire an outside law firm to handle parts of the city's reform agenda, complicating the release of millions in state bond funding.

The contract with Miller Canfield was a key component in meeting the so-called "milestone agreement" reached last week between Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and the state to get $30 million in cash flowing into the city by next month.

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