rosemarie aquilina http://michiganradio.org en This week in Michigan politics: Detroit's bankruptcy case, Judge Steven Rhodes, dissolving schools http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-detroits-bankruptcy-case-judge-steven-rhodes-dissolving-schools <p>This week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Emily Fox discuss the legality of <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/city-detroit-files-federal-bankruptcy-protection">Detroit's filing for bankruptcy</a>, <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/what-can-we-expect-judge-steven-rhodes">Judge Steven Rhodes</a> and the first federal bankruptcy hearing today, and the fate of <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/buena-vista-inkster-school-districts-be-dissolved">Buena Vista and Inkster school districts</a>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:37:11 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Emily Fox & Michigan Radio Newsroom 13665 at http://michiganradio.org This week in Michigan politics: Detroit's bankruptcy case, Judge Steven Rhodes, dissolving schools Stateside for Monday, July 22nd, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-july-22nd-2013 <p>On this Monday, July <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">22</span>, four days after Detroit made history by filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, we spent the first half of the show breaking things down and figuring out where things stand in the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy ever.</p><p>And, we looked at what needs to be done to preserve and protect Michigan's rivers and lakes.</p><p>But, back to Detroit and what we know right now. A judge in Lansing will take a week to sort through arguments on whether the state Constitution protects Detroit’s pension funds from losses if the city goes bankrupt.</p><p>Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemary Aquilina says she will decide next Monday whether Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the state Constitution, and its protections for pension benefits.</p><p>Assuming the Chapter 9 bankruptcy goes forward, Detroit will have to figure out how to reduce billions of dollars of debt. Creditors, of course, will push for the most money they can get, which means they're eyeing some of the city's most valuable and treasured assets.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:50:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 13634 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, July 22nd, 2013 Governor's office expected to ask higher court to overturn ruling ousting Flint's emergency manager http://michiganradio.org/post/governors-office-expected-ask-higher-court-overturn-ruling-ousting-flints-emergency-manager <p>The governor&rsquo;s office is expected to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals as early as today&nbsp;concerning a judge&rsquo;s ruling that ousted Flint&rsquo;s emergency manager.</p><p>Judge Rosemarie Aquilina&nbsp;also ordered the reinstatement of Flint&rsquo;s mayor and city council.</p><p>The judge found the financial review panel that recommended the emergency manager&rsquo;s appointment in Flint violated Michigan&rsquo;s open meetings law.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 6718 at http://michiganradio.org Governor's office expected to ask higher court to overturn ruling ousting Flint's emergency manager