Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Don't like the water shut-offs in Detroit? Now you can pay someone's overdue water bill
- Approaching construction on the highway? Experts say the "zipper merge" can help
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- Michigan Republican Party's tactics remind me of Watergate, because both were unnecessary
- These three female candidates could be some of the most interesting leaders in Michigan
Tue March 20, 2012
Judge halts Detroit consent agreement
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan judge has temporarily put the brakes on a potential consent agreement between the state and the city of Detroit.
A ruling delivered Tuesday by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette in Mason says a state-appointed review team and Treasurer Andy Dillon shall not execute or sign a consent agreement or its equivalent with the Detroit until Collette makes further orders.
Collette set a new hearing date of March 29. A meeting was previously scheduled for Thursday.
The new hearing date is after the March 26 deadline that Gov. Rick Snyder set for the financial review team to report to him. The review team could reach a consent agreement with Detroit or recommend an emergency manager financially-battered city that faces a nearly $200 million deficit.