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Politics & Government
Mon October 21, 2013
In this morning's headlines: Financial troubles in SE, Detroit EM case, Detroit bus protest
Emergency Loan Board considers city and school finances in southeast Michigan
"This week the state's Emergency Loan Board will consider the finances of the City of Highland Park, Royal Oak Charter Township and the East Detroit Public Schools. All three are operating with deficits. The Emergency Loan Board will determine if probable financial stress exists in each case. If it does, the governor will appoint his own review team to make a recommendation on what to do next. That could include the appointment of an emergency manager," Lindsey Smith reports.
State seeks to block disclosure in manager case
"The state is asking a judge to block disclosure of emails and documents that members of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration exchanged while deliberating over candidates for Detroit's emergency manager. Attorney General Bill Schuette filed an emergency motion on Snyder's behalf seeking intervention in a lawsuit brought by union activist Robert Davis against the state Treasury Department that seeks documents," the Associated Press reports.
Detroit bus drivers protest violent attacks with a "sick out"
Detroit bus drivers are protesting against a rash of violent attacks on bus drivers. Unionized bus drivers in Detroit have threatened to call in sick today.