Debate over how to best help Detroit - Mar 15th, 2012 - State
The debate over how best to help Detroit avoid going broke has escalated into a war of words between the city's mayor and Michigan's governor. Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday urged city leaders to get over their "cultural challenge" by accepting his plan for reviving Detroit's financial health. But local officials said they are up for the job.
Detroit leaders have just over a week to decide if they are going to enter into a consent agreement with the state. If they don't, they face the likely appointment of an emergency manager who would have even more sweeping powers over the city.
Mayor Dave Bing says neither is in Detroit's best interest.