Nashville is booming. Davidson County’s unemployment rate is the second lowest in the state at 3.8%. And the Nashville Business Journal recently found that the city’s wealthiest zip codes have grown wealthier over the past three years. Unfortunately, they also found the poorest have grown poorer during the same stretch....
The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has announced $30 million of pension fund investment into Detroit’s Neighborhood Home Repair program. The work associated with the investment will employ union workers to renovate up to 300 blighted homes across the city and expand local apprenticeship, thus kickstarting careers for the local...
In Detroit, a creative solution to city blight will create nearly 150 summer jobs for the city’s youth. These jumpstars could lead to careers in the building and construction trades. The program is a collaboration between Detroit’s workforce training agency, Detroit Employment Solutions Corp. (DESC), the Detroit Building...
Control of Detroit Handed Back to Mayor, Council; Maligned Emergency Manager Will Retain Some Duties
The Detroit City Council has unanimously approved a plan to remove emergency manager Kevyn Orr from office and hand day-to-day operational power back to the city council and Mayor Mike Duggan. Orr will be retained in his current position to oversee the final aspects of the city’s bankruptcy. Following the vote, Orr signed his [&hellip...
Given the “emergency” that is Detroit’s finances, one would assume the city’s Emergency Manager, Kevyn Orr, would have a schedule packed with meetings to discuss creative ways to make necessary budget decisions while simultaneously meeting the needs of the people. Unfortunately, his schedule, published by the Detroit Metro Times...
A judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has ruled that a challenge to the constitutionality of the state’s controversial Emergency Manager law can move forward. The news eliminates a major hurdle in the legal process for Public Act 436 opponents. All lawsuits against the city had been [&hellip...
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has stepped over the party line and announced that he will be fighting to defend the pensions of Detroit retirees during the city’s bankruptcy. Schuette called the case “crystal clear” and noted that pension plans are a contractual obligation that may not be impaired. He has filed on...