karen dumas http://michiganradio.org en What can we expect from the Detroit bankruptcy trial? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-can-we-expect-detroit-bankruptcy-trial <p>Is Detroit really broke?</p><p>That’s the question before Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes as Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility trial began today. His ruling could open the door for the City of Detroit blowing up billions of dollars in debt and liabilities.</p><p>As has been the case ever since the bankruptcy filing on July 18<sup>th</sup>, this is all being closely watched from coast to coast. History is being written in Judge Rhodes' courtroom.</p><p>Daniel Howes, Detroit News Business Columnist, and the former Chief of Communications for the City of Detroit, Karen Dumas, joined us today to talk about what this trial means and what we might see.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:33:21 +0000 Stateside Staff 14963 at http://michiganradio.org What can we expect from the Detroit bankruptcy trial? Lawsuit alleges Detroit Mayor Bing planned to take over council and schools http://michiganradio.org/post/lawsuit-alleges-detroit-mayor-bing-planned-take-over-council-and-schools <p>A former executive assistant to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has filed a lawsuit that alleges the mayor had plans to dissolve the Detroit City Council and the Detroit School Board by becoming the emergency manager for both.</p><p>The plaintiffs in the case are Rochelle Collins, the former executive assistant, and her husband, Oreese Collins.</p><p>Rochelle Collins and her husband are suing the city of Detroit, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, and Bing&#39;s chief communications officer, Karen Dumas, on four counts:</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:44:29 +0000 Mark Brush 2897 at http://michiganradio.org Lawsuit alleges Detroit Mayor Bing planned to take over council and schools