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Bing was a businessman who played basketball – just right for the outsiders (and the insiders) that wanted a clean break from all that was Detroit politics.
Back in 2010, legislation was introduced that Detroit pension funds be transferred to the control of the non-profit Michigan Municipal Employee Retirement System. A good idea.
The departure of the Status Quo Crew means Detroit voters can start fresh.
Jim Chiodo, president of the Ottawa County Patriots, doesn’t believe the Obama administration’s claim that IRS targeting of tea party groups was the act of rogue Cincinnati agents.
Bing was way in over his head from the start when he took on the role of mayor.
Today, May 14, 2013, any and everyone who feel that they want to lead Detroit forward will declare themselves.
“We are insolvent,” says Orr. Why? Because city employee pay and benefits exceed city revenues.
On May 10, some of the lowest-paid, least-respected workers in Metro Detroit stood up for themselves by going on strike.
The school, chartered by Lake Superior State University, is perhaps the most cutting edge learning environment in Michigan today.