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Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday that Allen Park’s financial emergency has been resolved and appointed a receivership transition advisory board to guide the city back into local control.
The governor said he accepted a recommendation made Wednesday by Emergency Manager Joyce Parker that the city’s financial emergency had been adequately addressed. Parker has been emergency manager of Allen Park since Oct. 29, 2012.
According to Parker, the city has eliminated its structural and cumulative deficits and ended the most recent fiscal year with a projected fund balance of $3.6 million. Property sales, including the City Hall, generated an estimated $15.5 million in savings and new revenue, she said.
Snyder’s determination leaves four Michigan cities under emergency management: Detroit, Flint, Hamtramck and Lincoln Park.
For the full article, see "Allen Park financial emergency resolved, Snyder says", Detroit News, September 24, 2014.
Serena Maria Daniels, "Twenty years after NAFTA, a mini Detroit rises in Mexico" : Saltillo was once prized for its colonial architecture. Now, this Mexican desert city is flanked by a sprawling vista of tiny stucco homes, where first generation auto workers scrape to join the middle class.
Serena Maria Daniels, "West Michigan furniture giants praise NAFTA, even as they stick close to home" : Steelcase moved manufacturing to Mexico to save on labor. Herman Miller and Haworth have largely stayed put, with few regrets.
Jane Briggs-Bunting, "Senate panel should pass records law that serves the public" : Sen. Richardville is blocking a FOIA bill that will keep the government from refusing to turn over public records, or charging exorbitant fees for their release. Passing this bill will make government bureaucrats more accountable.
First it was drug smuggling and sex acts with inmates.
Now it's murder for hire.
An Aramark Correctional Services food service worker at Kinross Correctional Facility in the eastern Upper Peninsula is suspected of approaching an inmate there about arranging to have another inmate killed, a Michigan State Police official confirmed Wednesday.
For the full article, see Paul Egan, "Aramark prison worker suspected in attempted hired hit", Detroit Free Press, September 25, 2014.
Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc., leads the celebrations for the groundbreaking of the new Red Wings arena and surrounding district in Detroit.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Wings Stadium/Arena District courtesy of Detroit News.
Ground Broken for New Wings Stadium, courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.
Anjana Schroeder, "Red Wings throw block party to celebrate Thursday groundbreaking for new arena", Crain's Detroit Business, September 24-25, 2014.
Paul W. Smith, "Ilitch family makes biggest Detroit investment", Detroit News, September 25, 2014.
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