legacy http://michiganradio.org en Court ruling may affect Flint's ability to pull itself out of financial mess http://michiganradio.org/post/court-ruling-may-affect-flints-ability-pull-itself-out-financial-mess <p>Flint leaders say a federal court decision is threatening the city’s ability to recover financially.</p><p></p><p>Last week, <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2014/01/health_care_cuts_halted_again.html">a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling</a> preventing the city from implementing cuts to retiree health care. &nbsp;The plan would make Medicare-eligible city retirees pay higher monthly premiums, co-pays and deductibles. &nbsp;</p><p>But the retirees sued.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:20:13 +0000 Steve Carmody 15963 at http://michiganradio.org Court ruling may affect Flint's ability to pull itself out of financial mess Detroit is not the only city in Michigan facing enormous budget challenges http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-not-only-city-michigan-facing-enormous-budget-challenges <p>All eyes are on Detroit this week, following Tuesday’s historic ruling on Detroit’s eligibility for bankruptcy. For those living outside the city, it's easy to separate themselves from Detroit's problems.&nbsp;</p><p>But many experts say Detroit is not alone.</p><p>Detroit is not Michigan's only city that faces enormous budget challenges. Unfunded liabilities and retiree debt are adding up all across our state.</p><p>Ted Roelofs, a contributing writer to Bridge Magazine, recently wrote <a href="http://bridgemi.com/2013/11/detroit-coming-to-a-city-near-you/">a piece</a> that argues that other cities in Michigan will not be immune to rising legacy costs that, in part, did Detroit in.</p><p>Roelofs and John Pottow, a bankruptcy expert at the University of Michigan, talk with us about the future of other Michigan cities in the wake of Detroit’s bankruptcy.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:49:45 +0000 Stateside Staff 15559 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit is not the only city in Michigan facing enormous budget challenges Stateside for Thursday, June 6th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-june-6th-2013 <p>He's worked with 11 presidents, taken several thousand votes, and tomorrow, Michigan Congressman John Dingell becomes the longest serving member of Congress ever. We spoke with Dingell about his 57 years in D.C.</p><p>And, Shakespeare in the Arb is starting its 13<sup>th</sup> season with “Much Ado About Nothing.” Katherine Mendeloff, a lecturer in the Drama Department of the Residential College, spoke with us about the upcoming performances.</p><p>And, this weekend, Harry Potter fans are gathering in Michigan to watch college quidditch teams compete. Former player Krystina Packard joined us in the studio.</p><p>Also, a new project launched in Ann Arbor is working to bring together high school students and senior citizens to make history come alive. We spoke with the project’s co-founder and one of the participating teachers about how this has impacted students.</p><p>First on the show, it's time for our weekly check-in with Detroit News Business Columnist Daniel Howes.</p><p>This week, it seems the topic is the fact that the proverbial "Day of Reckoning" is at hand when it comes to the City of Detroit. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is trying to work out settlements with the city's creditors, and the treasures at the Detroit Institute of Arts could be at risk.</p><p>He joined us in the studio today to discuss the issue.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:19:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 12925 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, June 6th, 2013 Granholm: I've been doing a bit of reflection http://michiganradio.org/post/granholm-ive-been-doing-bit-reflection <p>Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/gov">Jennifer Granholm</a> has less than 10 days left in office.&nbsp; The term-limited Democrat spoke with Michigan Radio's Morning Edition host Christina Shockley this morning about her 8 years in office and what she hopes for the future of the state. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:28:18 +0000 Zoe Clark 678 at http://michiganradio.org Granholm: I've been doing a bit of reflection