During Governor Rick Snyder’s Town Hall Meeting, hosted by WCHB’s Mildred Gaddis and Bankole Thompson, senior editor of the Michigan Chronicle, he was asked why is the state holding money back from Detroit.
Snyder said he was not picking on Detroit, but cited the city’s history of financial problems, including having to borrow more than $600 million in recent years to pay its bills.
The governor said he was disappointed at how long it has taken for the city and state to negotiate a plan that would help the city avoid bankruptcy and improve services for citizens. He called himself “impatient,” and said he imagined residents were feeling the same way.
“All these financial problems are now putting a cast over all of the good things…going on in Detroit,” Snyder said. – From The Detroit Free Press
The meeting was held at the Wayne County Community College downtown campus in Detroit.
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