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Gov. Snyder Signs Detroit ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

On Friday morning, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that creates the state's contribution to Detroit's "Grand Bargain" settlement. In doing so, the governor said the historic, bipartisan legislation shows all Michigan stands together in Detroit's revitalization

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State House Approves 11-Bill, $194 Million Package for Detroit

On Thursday, the Michigan House of Representatives approved an 11-bill package worth just under $195 million that would aid Detroit in its attempt to emerge from bankruptcy. The package would protect pensioners and keep the city on its path toward revitalization

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Detroit Man Who Hit 11-Year-Old Boy Severely Beaten by Crowd

A Detroit man who stopped after striking a boy with his pickup is in critical condition after a crowd of onlookers assaulted him.

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Read Governor Snyder’s Statement on Detroit Being Ruled Eligible for Bankruptcy

Gov. Rick Snyder today offered the following statement on U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes’ determination that Detroit is eligible to proceed with bankruptcy proceedings under Chapter 9:

 
“Today, the federal court allowed Detroit to stay on the path toward a brighter future.  A future where streetli

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Judge Rules Detroit Eligible for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

The City of Detroit has been ruled eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy today, making it the largest U.S. city ever to become so.

In a ruling from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, it was declared that the city met the specific legal criteria required to receive protection from creditors

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AG Schuette Joins Detroit Bankruptcy Case to Defend Pensioners

On Monday, Michigan Attorney General  Bill Schuette filed a formal appearance with U.S. Bankruptcy Court of behalf of Southeast Michigan pensioners who may be at risk of losing their benefits.

In a statement, Schuette said "hardworking people, like cops and firefighters who put their own lives on the line, struggle on a fixed income, and now could face a financial crisis through no fault of their own

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Detroit Police Dumping Homeless People Outside City Limits Says ACLU [Video]

Homeless people have it tough enough. But then to be treated very badly by people who have sworn "to protect and serve"? The ACLU claims that this happens quite regularly in the city of Detroit.

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Watch It Here: Snyder to Announce Final Determination on Detroit Financial Emergency

Governor Rick Snyder will announce a final determination on Detroit's financial emergency today at 2 p.m. Watch it live here!

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Governor Determines Detroit in Financial Emergency

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced his determination that the city of Detroit is in a financial emergency and that no satisfactory plan exists to resolve it. The Governor reached his conclusion after thorough review and consideration of the unanimous, independent review team’s report, which he received on Feb

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Detroit Bribes Kids with Free Pair of Shoes to Get Them to Come to School

There is no better motivation to get kids to show up for school quite like some good old fashion bribery, right? Well, the city of Detroit seems to think so.

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