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Wayne County Commission Approves $49 Million Pension Fund Plan

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Wayne County will pay $49 million into pension fund with Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund

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Wayne County Commissioners approved a plan Thursday to pay retirees a court-ordered $49 million using the Delinquent Revolving Tax Fund.

Irma Clark-Coleman was one of four County Commissioners to vote against the plan. She says it is irresponsible to take the money from the special fund without a replacement plan.

When they take money from the revolving tax fund that the administration had dedicated to the recovery plan, they gave them no excuse; they gave them nowhere to recover this,” Clark-Coleman says. ”That means certain services are going to be eliminated.”

Clark-Coleman says taking away money from the Delinquent Revolving Tax Fund could keep the county from lowering its deficit. The County Executive’s Office says it will veto the commission’s decision.

Bre'Anna Tinsley, Reporter

Bre’Anna Tinsley is a Reporter for 101.9 WDET, providing news spots and features. She’s an expert in “Friends” trivia. Follow @Bre_Tin

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