01/31/2013 11:38 am ET

Ex-Washington D.C. Mayor Is Frontrunner To Become Detroit's Emergency Manager

Former Washington D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, widely credited as the architect of his city’s improbable financial turnaround in the 1990s, is the favored candidate to become emergency manager of Detroit in what would be one of the largest-ever municipal takeovers, the Motor City Muckraker has learned in interviews with city and state officials.

Gov. Rick Snyder plans to appoint an emergency manager, ideally within two months because he and other state officials say Mayor Dave Bing and City Council have failed for a year to make significant cuts in the wake of a fiscal crisis, we revealed Wednesday.

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