Governor: Progress made on finances deal for Detroit
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.”