5:24 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Future of Detroit Art Collection Still in Question

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Bondholders and other Detroit city creditors could still press for a sale of the Detroit Institute of Arts' works.
Experts said that even in the wake of tentative agreements between the city and Detroit retirees and pensioners, the bondholders and others pushing hard for a sale of art still have viable legal arguments. It's therefore too early to predict whether or not Detroit's emergency manager might still be pressured into putting DIA art back on the table, they said.
5:12 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Detroit Pension Board Approves Retirement Benefits Cuts

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The Retirement System approved the proposal unanimously, but the process isn't done yet.
A Detroit pension board could vote this afternoon on a deal that would cut pension checks for non-uniformed city workers and retirees by 4.5% and eliminate cost-of-living adjustment increases to retirement benefits. But even if trustees for the city's General Retirement System accept the deal today, the cuts still would have to be approved by the pension fund's nearly 18,000 individual retirees and workers.
12:59 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Judge Says Lawsuit Challenging Michigan's Emergency Manager Law Can Move Forward

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Detroit and Benton Harbor are among the five Michigan cities under control of an emergency manager
Detroit A federal judge has reopened a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigans emergency manager law, an attorney for plaintiffs in the case said Friday. John Philo, legal director for the Sugar Law Center, said U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh ruled on Thursday that the suit may proceed.
9:56 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Duggan sworn in as Detroit mayor

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Says he'll work to move city "back to elected leadership
Detroit Mike Duggan is officially Detroits 75th mayor after taking the oath of office just after 11 a.m.Wednesday in the mayors office on the 11th floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.
1:41 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 28 years in prison

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Kilpatrick's attorneys had asked for 15 year sentence for corruption conviction
Seven months after his historic conviction for public corruption, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will find out today how much time he'll spend in prison for running what the government called a money-making racket out of City Hall that steered millions to himself, his family and his friends while the impoverished city hobbled along.