Detroit Evening Report, March 7, 2022: Mayor Mike Duggan presents budget, says city is back on track


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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says the city’s budget is back on track. He presented his proposed budget to City Council today for fiscal year 2023. He also gave them a four-year advanced plan for 2023 through 2026. The proposed budget for next year is roughly $2 billion. About half of that would go to the city’s general fund.  The document includes money for public safety, mass transit, parks and many other departments that provide services to Detroiters. The budget will now be reviewed by City Council. They have the final word on whether to accept it, amend it or reject it.

Other headlines for March 7, 2022:

  • The Biden administration proposes stronger pollution regulations for new tractor-trailer rigs
  • Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to avoid testifying in a civil trial
  • CDC: More than 170 million adult born in the U.S. exposed to unhealthy levels of lead as children
  • Gas hits $4 a gallon in metro Detroit
  • Georgella Muirhead named as the Interim CEO of PR firm Van Dyke Horn

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  • Jerome Vaughn

    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.