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Detroit Mayor Welcomes State Funding Even With Strings Attached

May 23, 2014

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is celebrating state lawmakers passing a series of proposals designed to help the city emerge from bankruptcy.

Members of the state House approved nearly $200 million to help shore-up Detroit’s pension system – and prevent the sale of works from the Detroit Institute of Arts. But the funding, which must still be approved by the state Senate, comes with a number of strings attached including lawmakers in Lansing overseeing Detroit’s spending.

WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked with Duggan about the measures and recently-revealed census data that shows Detroit’s tax base is continuing to dwindle…