Andy Dillon http://michiganradio.org en Snyder and the appearance of political 'cronyism' http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-and-appearance-political-cronyism <p>Control – the ability to command and direct events – is the elusive ambition of politicians. Politicians seek office promising to get things done or, in some rare cases, to stop something from getting done. But, mostly, they want to control their fates. We all want that, of course, but, it is not that simple.</p><p>Public life is complicated and messy.</p><p>Take, for example, <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/rick-snyder">Gov. Snyder</a>. In just less than a week, Snyder will deliver his fourth State of the State address. He’ll wax on about the accomplishments of the last three years as he also proposes an agenda for this year and lays the groundwork for his reelection bid.</p><p>And, yes, we say his reelection bid. Though the governor has not yet announced he will seek reelection, as we’ve <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/actions-speak-louder-tough-nerd-s-words">talked about before</a> on <a href="http://michiganradio.org/programs/its-just-politics"><em>It’s Just Politics</em></a>, Snyder is certainly already <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gop-tea-party-battle-becomes-uncivil-war">acting like a candidate</a>. The governor’s reelection campaign has already bought airtime, just like they did four years ago, on Super Bowl Sunday. (One more reason we know Snyder will run again: He’s said the Detroit Lions will be in the Super Bowl before he leaves office… yet another thing he can’t control.)</p><p>Going into the 2014 election, Gov. Snyder and other Republicans would like to be focused on good news like<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-s-budget-surplus-more-money-more-problems-sure-it-beats-alternative"> revenue surpluses and balanced budgets</a>. But something always seems to get in the way. And, this week, that was the continuing drama surrounding former state Treasurer Andy Dillon’s personal and professional life. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:29:36 +0000 Zoe Clark & Rick Pluta 15974 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder and the appearance of political 'cronyism' State officials' salaries skim the cream from the top http://michiganradio.org/post/state-officials-salaries-skim-cream-top <p></p><p>Well, it is an election year, and there seems to be something of a state budget surplus, or so projections show. Now, if you’ve been around, and have lived through a crisis and a recession or two, you know that January surpluses can disappear faster than forsythia blossoms in spring.</p><p>But politicians, including Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, are falling all over themselves to bellow that the billion-dollar surplus is a good excuse to give voters a tax cut. To his credit, Gov. Rick Snyder isn’t one of them. At least today, that is. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:02:56 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 15948 at http://michiganradio.org State officials' salaries skim the cream from the top Why is Michigan’s former state treasurer collecting a salary after his resignation? http://michiganradio.org/post/why-michigan-s-former-state-treasurer-collecting-salary-after-his-resignation <p></p><p>More than two months ago, former State Treasurer Andy Dillon resigned, clouded in controversy.</p><p>Today, word leaked out that Dillon is still on the state payroll – and has been since November 1 –&nbsp;still pulling down his full salary of $174,204 for training his successor, Kevin Clinton.</p><p>Zoe Clark, co-host of Michigan Radio's <em>It's Just Politics</em> joins us to talk about the controversy, along with Lester Graham of <em>Michigan Watch</em>.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 15938 at http://michiganradio.org Why is Michigan’s former state treasurer collecting a salary after his resignation? Closing arguments set to begin in Detroit bankruptcy trial http://michiganradio.org/post/closing-arguments-set-begin-detroit-bankruptcy-trial <p>Closing arguments start Friday in Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility trial.</p><p>Witness testimony <a href="http://live.detroitnews.com/2013/11/07/day-8/#liveblog-entry-1088">wrapped up this week</a>, with former State Treasurer Andy Dillon and one of Governor Snyder’s top aides, Rich Baird, both taking the stand.</p><p>Dillon t<a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131105/METRO01/311050065">estified that he was “skeptical”</a> after seeing Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr’s June proposal to city creditors, which included steep cuts to unsecured creditors, including pensions.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:22:21 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15190 at http://michiganradio.org Closing arguments set to begin in Detroit bankruptcy trial Former state Treasurer Andy Dillon finishes Detroit bankruptcy testimony http://michiganradio.org/post/former-state-treasurer-andy-dillon-finishes-detroit-bankruptcy-testimony <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Former state Treasurer Andy Dillon finished his testimonial in Detroit’s bankruptcy trial, bringing his three-day testimonial to a close.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">On Tuesday, Dillon defended his recommendation for Detroit’s bankruptcy filing, saying it was a “last-resort option.” But some of Detroit's creditors are arguing that the decision to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy was not exactly a last resort, but instead a quick decision that overlooked an opportunity to continue negotiations.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:50:49 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15179 at http://michiganradio.org Former state Treasurer Andy Dillon finishes Detroit bankruptcy testimony New Michigan treasurer has background in insurance industry http://michiganradio.org/post/new-michigan-treasurer-has-background-insurance-industry <p>Gov. Rick Snyder says Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Kevin Clinton will succeed departing Treasurer Andy Dillon next month.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kevin Clinton will play an important role in the state&rsquo;s financial intervention in struggling cities and schools. He admits he&rsquo;ll have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to Detroit&rsquo;s historic bankruptcy filing.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:27:04 +0000 Lindsey Smith 14847 at http://michiganradio.org New Michigan treasurer has background in insurance industry Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon to step down http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-treasurer-andy-dillon-step-down <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt">He announced today that he will step down effective November 1.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt">In his statement, Dillon said his recent divorce &quot;distracted&quot; him from his work:</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><o:p></o:p></p><blockquote><div>&ldquo;It is with mixed emotions that I announce I have tendered my resignation to Governor Snyder. It has&nbsp;</div><div>become clear to me-- as it likely is to most -- that it is unfair to my family and the residents of Michigan,&nbsp;</div><div>to allow issues related to my recent divorce and the unfortunate acrimony associated with it to be a&nbsp;</div><div>continued source of media attention and scrutiny. My family deserves privacy and our residents deserve&nbsp;</div><div>to know their State Treasurer is not distracted by such issues and events. For these personal and&nbsp;</div><div>professional reasons, I have determined it is in the best interests of all that I resign.&quot;</div></blockquote><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Dillon was both praised and criticized for his role in ushering the city of Detroit into bankruptcy. I<span style="font-size: 13px;">n a statement, Governor Rick Snyder praised Dillon for his tireless work and expertise.</span></div><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px;">Dillon&#39;s announcement comes one day after he was deposed by union lawyers about Detroit&#39;s bankruptcy.</span></div><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt">&quot;The decision to seek bankruptcy protection was not an easy one but was determined to be the only remaining way to address Detroit&#39;s long-running financial crisis,&quot; Dillon said yesterday after the three-hour meeting. <o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt">Dillon was appointed by&nbsp;Gov. Rick Snyder in January 2011, after an unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination in the state&rsquo;s 2010 gubernatorial election.</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><o:p></o:p></p><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Bill Ballenger is with the newsletter<em> Inside Michigan Politics</em>.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">He says it was a little surprising it took this long for Dillon to step down, b</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">ut he says he saw no sign that Dillon&#39;s personal turmoil was affecting his job performance.</span></div><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">&quot;It made it unlikely he could continue to be any kind of an asset,&quot; said Ballenger. &quot;On the other hand there hasn&#39;t been any criticism of Andy Dillon&#39;s performance as state treasurer.</span></div><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:28:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14820 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon to step down Prosecutor reviewing warrant against state Treasurer Andy Dillon http://michiganradio.org/post/prosecutor-reviewing-warrant-against-state-treasurer-andy-dillon <p>REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A spokeswoman says the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is considering whether to charge state Treasurer Andy Dillon with assaulting his ex-wife.<br><br>Office spokeswoman Maria Miller told The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press on Friday that a warrant request was submitted by Redford Township police.<br><br>Carol Dillon accuses her ex-husband of "assaultive behavior" while drunk at her township home on July 13. Andy Dillon's attorney, James Harrington III, says the complaint is "without merit."<br> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:13:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14038 at http://michiganradio.org Prosecutor reviewing warrant against state Treasurer Andy Dillon In this morning's news: Dillion's campaign funds, Snyder in the UP, and petition drives http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-dillions-campaign-funds-snyder-and-petition-drives <p><strong>Andy Dillion's campaign funds in disarray </strong></p><p>“Michigan election officials are <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/dillon-campaign-accounts-scrutinized">declining to allow</a> the closing of a fund from state Treasurer Andy Dillon's 2010 race for governor because of $105,000 that isn't properly accounted for. Dillon lost to Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in the race for the Democratic nomination. The<a href="http://on.freep.com/13bHnhm"> Detroit Free Press</a>&nbsp; says that no one has made any claims of improper activity, but the Department of State normally requires campaign funds to have zero balances before they can be dissolved. Dillon spokesman Terry Stanton says the issues are technical and are being addressed by the campaign treasurers,” according to the Associated Press.</p><p><strong>Governor Snyder headed to the UP </strong></p><p>“Governor Rick Snyder is on a road trip in the western Upper Peninsula. The governor has several stops planned Monday and Tuesday, starting at Miner's Heritage Memorial Park in Ironwood where he will speak at the dedication of a trailhead. Snyder also will tour a mine in Wakefield before going to Houghton and Hancock. On Tuesday, he'll be in Copper Harbor and Negaunee,” the Associated Press reports.</p><p><strong>Wolf hunt petition drive joins three others</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/wolf-hunt-opponents-continue-petition-effort">campaign to outlaw wolf hunts</a> in the Upper Peninsula officially launches today with an event in Lansing. It joins three other petition drives already in the field.</p><p>“Right to Life of Michigan wants to get around Governor Rick Snyder’s veto of a bill to require consumers to buy a separate insurance rider if they want abortion coverage. Environmental groups want to outlaw a controversial natural gas drilling method known as “fracking.” There is also a drive to end the Legislature’s practice of making some controversial legislation immune to referendum challenges,” Rick Pluta reports.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:13:39 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13930 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Dillion's campaign funds, Snyder in the UP, and petition drives Buena Vista and Inkster schools have until Monday to avoid closure http://michiganradio.org/post/buena-vista-and-inkster-schools-have-until-monday-avoid-closure <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The financially troubled Michigan school districts of </span>Inkster<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> and Buena Vista have until 5 p.m. Monday, July 22 to prove they have the money to run their school districts and that they have plans to eliminate their deficits.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:19:33 +0000 Mark Brush 13602 at http://michiganradio.org Buena Vista and Inkster schools have until Monday to avoid closure Snyder, Treasurer: Review should spur Detroit to move quickly to fix finances http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-treasurer-review-should-spur-detroit-move-quickly-fix-finances <p>Governor Rick Snyder says the Detroit mayor and city council are operating under some tight deadlines if they want to avoid a state takeover.</p><p>A formal state Treasury review of the city’s finances is underway.</p><p>Governor Snyder’s been critical of the slow pace and infighting that have delayed Detroit’s compliance with a consent agreement with the state.</p><p>Mayor Dave Bing and the city council took some actions this week, but the governor said things need to move more quickly.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:44:35 +0000 Rick Pluta 10341 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder, Treasurer: Review should spur Detroit to move quickly to fix finances Dillon initiates state review process for Detroit's finances http://michiganradio.org/post/dillon-initiates-state-review-process-detroits-finances <p>Detroit’s march toward a state-appointed emergency financial manager <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20121210/NEWS01/121210067/Advisory-board-OKs-Dillon-s-path-toward-Detroit-emergency-financial-manager-">appeared to speed up Monday</a>, as State Treasurer Andy Dillon announced his intention to start the review process that could end up there.</p><p>The city’s financial advisory board voted to support Dillon's move to start the process. It can last up to 30 days under Public Act 72.</p><p>Board members heard ever-more dire news about the city’s finances during the meeting</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 03:58:54 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10300 at http://michiganradio.org Dillon initiates state review process for Detroit's finances State wants to see Wayne Co. books before okaying deficit plan http://michiganradio.org/post/state-wants-see-wayne-co-books-okaying-deficit-plan <p>Before giving Wayne County the go-ahead on an unorthodox deficit reduction plan, the state wants peruse the county&#39;s books.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120620/NEWS02/206200429/State-seeks-audit-of-Wayne-County-s-finances">John Wisely at the Detroit Free Press</a>, Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon is taking bids from accounting firms to perform the audit. Auditors would look at discrepancies in spending and budgeting along with the timing of certain transactions.</p><p>Officials in Lansing are on the lookout for anything fishy because the plan would involve state money.</p><p>More from the Freep:</p><blockquote><p>Last month, the county proposed eliminating its deficit by sending unused state grant money, for things like roads and mental health programs, back to the state. It wants the state to return a similar amount to the county unrestricted, meaning it could be used to eliminate the deficit instead of funding the programs spelled out in the legislation.</p></blockquote><p>Wayne County has a cumulative deficit of $155 million and faces declining revenues in its latest budget cycle.</p><p><em>-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:25:52 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7953 at http://michiganradio.org State wants to see Wayne Co. books before okaying deficit plan Lots of action, uncertainty as Detroit-Lansing standoff continues http://michiganradio.org/post/lots-action-uncertainty-detroit-lansing-standoff-continues <p>The standoff between Lansing and some Detroit city officials over a lawsuit showed little sign of fizzling out Tuesday.</p><p>But it also appears the state might be looking for ways to give the city some leeway if the contentious situation continues much longer.</p><p>The standoff began last week when Detroit&rsquo;s corporation counsel, Krystal Crittendon, went to court asking for a judge&rsquo;s opinion about whether the consent agreement between the city and state should be voided.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 03:45:43 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7860 at http://michiganradio.org Lots of action, uncertainty as Detroit-Lansing standoff continues Detroit review team affirms financial emergency, but still no clear path forward http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-review-team-affirms-financial-emergency-still-no-clear-path-forward <p>The state review team investigating Detroit&rsquo;s finances met for what was supposed to be the last time Monday.</p><p>They <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/03/still_no_consent_agreement_in.html#incart_hbx">reaffirmed that Detroit is in &ldquo;severe financial stress&rdquo;</a> during a raucous meeting that veered into chaos at times.</p><p>Protesters, angry at what many call an unconstitutional hostile takeover of the city, mostly shouted over team members as they tried to deliberate.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 01:48:18 +0000 Sarah Cwiek & Lindsey Smith 6796 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit review team affirms financial emergency, but still no clear path forward Behind Detroit consent agreement, it's all politics http://michiganradio.org/post/behind-detroit-consent-agreement-its-all-politics <p>Governor Snyder and other state officials have told Detroit this week it needs to accept a consent agreement to avoid going broke.</p><p>A draft agreement has been presented to the City Council. It would give the state a great deal of say in how Detroit is run.</p><p>But lots of politics stand in the way of reaching an agreement.</p><p>The consent agreement State Treasurer Andy Dillon has crafted for Detroit&mdash;the only &ldquo;official&rdquo; proposal out there right now--can be seen in one of two ways.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:43:40 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 6663 at http://michiganradio.org Behind Detroit consent agreement, it's all politics Detroit financial review team avoids court, pushes on toward deadline http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-financial-review-team-avoids-court-pushes-toward-deadline <p>The state team reviewing Detroit&rsquo;s finances has avoided a scheduled court date&mdash;and possible contempt of court--by disbanding a controversial sub-committee.</p><p>An Ingham County Circuit Court Judge had ordered the team to appear in court Monday.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:05:50 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 6591 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit financial review team avoids court, pushes on toward deadline Bing: State must offer Detroit "tangible support" to avoid cash crisis http://michiganradio.org/post/bing-state-must-offer-detroit-tangible-support-avoid-cash-crisis <p>Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the city is &ldquo;at a critical and pivotal time like none in Detroit&rsquo;s history.&quot;</p><p>But during his <a href="http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120307/FREE/120309903/bings-state-of-city-presents-priorities-few-details-of-detroits-financial-trouble#">third annual State of the City address</a>, Bing gave few details about how he&rsquo;ll deal with the city&rsquo;s most immediate threat: running out of cash.</p><p>Bing said both he and Governor Snyder &ldquo;agree that an emergency manager is not the best option&rdquo; for Detroit.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:35:47 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 6551 at http://michiganradio.org Bing: State must offer Detroit "tangible support" to avoid cash crisis Detroit state review team opens its doors--then closes them again http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-state-review-team-opens-its-doors-then-closes-them-again <p>The state review team looking into Detroit&rsquo;s finances <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/detroit_review_team_holds_firs.html">met in public for the first time </a>Tuesday.</p><p>But the meeting was short&mdash;less than 20 minutes--and revealed almost nothing about the process behind the review.</p><p>The team, led by State Treasurer Andy Dillon, briefly reviewed Detroit&rsquo;s bleak financial picture--without major changes, the city will run out of cash before the end of the fiscal year. There was also a brief public comment period.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:15:14 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 6415 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit state review team opens its doors--then closes them again Clarification: Judge indicates no closed meetings for EMs and financial reviews http://michiganradio.org/post/clarification-judge-indicates-no-closed-meetings-ems-and-financial-reviews <p><b>Update 1:32 p.m.</b></p><p>Another update from MPRN&#39;s Rick Pluta. In this morning&#39;s status conference, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette told the attorney for State Treasurer Andy Dillon that he would rather the state not hold any financial review meetings until he rules whether these meetings have to adhere to the state&#39;s Open Meetings Act.</p><p>The judge said he&#39;s inclined to rule that closed door state financial review meetings violate the Open Meetings Act, but he&#39;s waiting to hear the state&#39;s argument. State attorneys have not filed their paperwork yet.</p><p>The state agreed to the judge&#39;s wishes saying they weren&#39;t planning to hold any financial review meetings prior to next week&#39;s hearing anyway.</p><p><b>11:49 a.m.</b></p><p><span>MPRN&#39;s</span> Rick <span>Pluta</span> followed up on this story for more clarification.</p><p>He spoke with Judge William Collette&#39;s assistant this morning, and with Andrew Patterson, the lawyer representing the plaintiff.</p><p>There was no official ruling from Judge Collette, as <span>WXYZ</span> in Detroit had reported.</p><p>Judge Collette only held an informal meeting with the two sides arguing the case this morning (Andrew Patterson and a lawyer representing State Treasurer Andy Dillon).</p><p>The plaintiff is Robert Davis, the board secretary of the Highland Park School District.</p><p>Davis said the state&#39;s financial review team violated Michigan&#39;s Open Meetings Act by holding private meetings, failing to post public notices for the meetings, and for failing to keep minutes of the meetings.</p><p>Davis wants the judge to void the recommendations of the state&#39;s financial review team that led to the appointment of an emergency manager for Highland Park schools.</p><p>The state maintains that closed door meetings are allowable for the financial review teams and for emergency managers.</p><p>Judge Colette informed the parties this morning of his inclination in the case.</p><p>He said, in his initial judgement, it appears the Michigan Open Meetings Act applies to emergency manager meetings and meetings held by the state&#39;s financial review teams.</p><p>Judge Colette directed those arguing the case to prepare their arguments for a hearing he is expected to hold next Wednesday morning. It&#39;s also possible that the parties will reach an agreement prior to a hearing.</p><p><strong>10:10 a.m.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>The Chief Judge of Ingham Circuit Court <strike>has ruled</strike> <em>indicated </em>that Governor Snyder and State Treasurer Andy Dillon cannot hold closed meetings with regard to emergency mangers and financial review teams, according to <a href="http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/judge-rules-against-secret-meetings-involving-emergency-managers-and-financial-review-teams">WXYZ in Detroit</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Treasurer Dillon had previously announced that the Emergency Manager process was not subject to the state&#39;s &quot;Open Meetings Act.&quot;</p><p><strike>The ruling means that the state financial team can no longer meet in private. The public must be allowed to be a part of these meetings.</strike></p></blockquote><p>We&#39;ll have more on this story as it develops.</p><p><em>*Correction - an earlier version of this story stated that Chief Judge Collette issued a ruling. He only held an informal meeting with the parties this morning. We put strike-throughs on the incorrect text above. A ruling, or an agreement is expected sometime next week.</em></p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:32:22 +0000 Mark Brush 6063 at http://michiganradio.org