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Plan to cut Detroit schools’ pay by 10% OK’d

State education officials have approved a plan by Detroit Public Schools to slash pay by 10 percent district wide to help erase the district’s $ 127 million deficit. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit schools plan 10 percent pay cuts, closings

Teachers and administrators at Detroit Public Schools will see their pay slashed by 10 percent starting Oct. 1 if state education officials approve the district’s proposal for offsetting a failed countywide tax millage. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Bankruptcy restructuring plan may test city pols

The soft opening Monday of Detroit’s landmark bankruptcy trial, scheduled to begin late next week, is coming down to a simple test: Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit Public Schools faces Friday deadline to revise deficit-cutting plan

Detroit — Officials with Detroit Public Schools have until Friday to submit an updated deficit elimination plan to state officials that explains how the district will wipe out $ 127 million in debt. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Michigan cities plan record bond sales to pay for retiree benefits

Bloomberg News – Michigan municipalities, facing a year-end deadline to borrow for retirement costs, are planning record bond sales to pay for workers’ health care and pensions. Macomb County plans a $ 270 million sale of municipal debt, its biggest ever, to finance retiree health-care costs, while Kalamazoo is considering a historic $ 100 million […]

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Duggan’s water plan taps need for change

Let’s get something straight: a water department that spent way too many years giving way too many Detroiters a pass for not paying their bills is a management failure. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Mayor Duggan announces water shutoff plan

Detroit’s mayor says the city will provide financial help for water customers in an effort to reduce mass service shutoffs that were the subject of protests and widespread criticism, including from the United Nations. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit to present new plan for water bill collection after shutoff protests

Mayor Mike Duggan and water department officials plan to announce a new plan for collecting debt after weeks of protests surrounding the disconnection of water service from thousands of city residents in recent months. Full News here – Detroit News

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RecoveryPark greenhouse grows expansion plan as well as produce

RecoveryPark greenhouse grows expansion plan as well as produce

David Hall – In a secluded parking lot behind an empty 70,000-square-foot industrial building off East Grand Boulevard near Weatherby Street is a 4,320-square-foot greenhouse that shelters two raised-bed gardens teeming with vegetables and herbs. These fresh greens are a small step toward RecoveryPark’s proposed large-scale urban farming development in Detroit, a 40-acre plan for […]

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Crain’s week in news, July 26-Aug. 1: Minimum wage plan backers won’t appeal ballot ruling; Leo Burnett, DIA sign deal

Crain’s staff – Raise Michigan, the group behind a November ballot proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $ 10.10 an hour, said it will not appeal a ruling by the Board of State Canvassers that found the group did not have a sufficient number of signatures for the proposal to appear on the […]

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Gov. candidate Schauer says plan would generate "tens of thousands" of jobs; Snyder camp calls it "empty rhetoric"

Gov. candidate Schauer says plan would generate “tens of thousands” of jobs; Snyder camp calls it “empty rhetoric”

Chris Gautz – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer laid out his 10-point plan to create jobs Tuesday, a plan he said would generate “tens of thousands” of jobs. “This is the blueprint that we will use to restore the Michigan dream,” Schauer said in front of a group of supporters at the Plumbers and Pipefitters […]

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Sponsored Content: Business Leaders for Michigan introduce Turnaround Plan to improve state’s economy

  Smart solutions are helping bring Michigan out of its recent economic decline, but more work is needed to shore up its recovery. That’s the message from Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), a non-profit executive leadership organization whose members introduced a… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Aretha Franklin’s workout plan: brisk walks at Walmart, Kmart & Meijer stores in Detroit

DETROIT, MI — Aretha Franklin told a Metro Detroit TV station Wednesday she’s determined to never be “grossly overweight” again. The 72-year-old “Queen of Soul” who grew up in Detroit told WDIV-TV Channel 4 she’s not afraid to work out in public and visits stores weekly to get brisk walks in. Franklin’s favorite spots: Walmart, […]

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Expert: Detroit bankruptcy plan 'feasible'

Expert: Detroit bankruptcy plan 'feasible' YOU DO NOT NEED TO ENVISION THAT DETROIT WILL BECOME A BEST IN CLASS MUNICIPALITY TO DETERMINE THAT THE PLAN OF ADJUSTMENT IS FEASIBLE. Rod: SHE ALSO LOOKED AROUND THE CITY, THE OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS … Full News here – Read more on WDIV Detroit

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Detroit city workers, retirees vote in favor of pension cuts in bankruptcy plan

Detroit city workers, retirees vote in favor of pension cuts in bankruptcy plan DETROIT – Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The city disclosed results from two months of … Full News […]

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