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Judge to rule on EM’s powers to name Library Commissioners

Wayne County Third Circuit Court Judge Annette Berry Friday, July 19, told attorneys for former Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts and elected board members that she will issue a written ruling on whether the EM has power to appoint members of the Library Commission. It is a point Berry ruled on earlier when DPS was under Public Act 72, the preceding emergency manager law to Public Act 436 ...

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AFSCME responds to bankruptcy filing

Governor Snyder’s plan to suspend democracy, drive one of America’s largest cities into bankruptcy and deprive workers of their hard-earned retirement security, moved dangerously closer to reality today when without a single negotiation with unions, workers or retirees, Snyder authorized Detroit’s financial manager to file for bankruptcy. Despite assurances from Snyder’s hand-picked financial manager Kevyn ...

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