lisa howze http://michiganradio.org en Detroit mayoral candidate accuses state of inflating city's debt http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-mayoral-candidate-accuses-state-inflating-citys-debt <p>A Detroit mayoral candidate says a state financial review team <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130227/NEWS01/130227060/Lisa-Howze-Detroit-mayor-candidate-says-city-s-debt-is-manageable-without-EFM?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE">vastly overstates the city’s debt burden</a>—and their motives are political.</p><p>Lisa Howze, a former state representative and an accountant, says her own calculations show the city’s debt load is just a little over $2 billion.</p><p>In its report outlining Detroit’s financial emergency, the state review team put the number at closer to $15 billion. Their report is now in Governor Snyder’s hands as he decides whether to appoint an emergency manager for the city. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 04:11:53 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 11454 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit mayoral candidate accuses state of inflating city's debt State rep jumps into Detroit mayor's race http://michiganradio.org/post/state-rep-jumps-detroit-mayors-race <p><a href="http://002.housedems.com/multimedia/official-photo">Detroit State Representative Lisa Howze</a> says she wants to be the city&rsquo;s next Mayor&mdash;even if she has to do it alongside a state-appointed emergency manager.</p><p>Kicking off her campaign at a senior home in northeast Detroit, Howze, a first-term Democrat, said current Mayor Dave Bing&rsquo;s biggest problem is a lack of vision.</p><p>She thinks that&rsquo;s what Lansing is really looking for, as Governor Snyder mulls whether to appoint an emergency manager in Detroit.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:52:41 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 6093 at http://michiganradio.org State rep jumps into Detroit mayor's race