Gov­er­nor: Progress made on fi­nances deal for Detroit

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DETROIT | A deal aimed at res­cu­ing Detroit be­fore it goes broke ap­peared im­mi­nent Mon­day af­ter city and state ne­go­tia­tors re­ported ma­jor progress in their of­ten-con­tentious talks and a re­view panel ap­pointed by Gov. Rick Sny­der de­cided not to rec­om­mend an emer­gency man­ager to take over the reins of city gov­ern­ment.

Mr. Sny­der has 10 days to ne­go­ti­ate a com­pro­mise with city of­fi­cials, but he and the city coun­cil pre­dicted a “fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity agree­ment” would be reached by the end of the week. Re­gard­less of the final ver­sion, the com­pro­mise be­ing worked out wouldn’t strip nearly as much au­thor­ity from city lead­ers as the emer­gency man­ager process would.

“My role is not to run the city of Detroit. My goal is for the state to pro­vide a sup­port­ing re­source, be a

An ar­ti­cle in Mon­day’s edi­tions about the Supreme Court de­bate on the fed­eral health care law mis­at­tributed a quote. The fol­low­ing was said by Ian Mill­hiser, a pol­icy an­a­lyst at the Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress: “If [Chief Jus­tice John G.] Roberts is go­ing to take the opin­ion he did in Com­stock, it is not pos­si­ble for him to strike down the Af­ford­able Care Act un­less he wants to en­gage in pure hackery. The law was so much fur­ther on the mar­gins of con­gres­sional power than the Af­ford­able Care Act.”

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