Stateside for Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The deadline to formally object to Detroit's bankruptcy filing has come and gone as yesterday was the deadline to file challenges to the city's eligibility for Chapter 9 protection. On today's show: we took a look at the objections and where things go from here.
Also, emergency manager Kevyn Orr has requested that the collection of city-owned art at the DIA be formally appraised. What does this mean for the museum, the city of Detroit, and the art world?
And, the Amish community in North America has grown 20% over the past five years. We explored what's behind the growth.
First on the show, after nearly 5 years, the city of Pontiac's financial emergency is officially resolved.
Emergency manager Lou Schimmel resigned yesterday, but the state will still have a heavy hand in the city's finances.
A Transition Advisory Board appointed by Governor Snyder will have to approve all major budget decisions.
Lou Schimmel joined us today.