Detroit Mayor Tells Lawmakers to Give City "Clear Path" out of State Control

9:13 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Detroit Mayor Tells Lawmakers to Give City "Clear Path" out of State Control

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Mike Duggan says money needed to pay pension debt is a one-time request
Lansing — Mayor Mike Duggan urged lawmakers Tuesday to give him more flexibility to escape state control of Detroit’s finances after the city emerges from bankruptcy. Testifying before a House committee considering $195 million in aid for pensions, Duggan also urged lawmakers to give City Council members a seat on a commission that would be dominated by Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointees.