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State lawmaker says “dissolving Detroit” should be an option

Posted By admin On November 29, 2012 @ 6:03 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

SARAH CWIEK
michiganradio.org [1]
November 29, 2012

Detroit is at a political impasse that could lead to a financial collapse next month.

Now, one state legislator is saying Lansing should consider “all its options”—including possibly dissolving the city as a municipality.

The idea of dissolving Detroit—and effectively merging it with Wayne County—has popped up occasionally in some business and political circles recently.

But mid-Michigan senator Rick Jones is the first official to publicly discuss that as an option.

Jones says Detroit’s local leaders just aren’t dealing with the city’s fiscal problems—and having the state’s biggest city file for municipal bankruptcy would be “horrible.”

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