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Port Authority Asks for Financial Flexibility

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Asks legislature to allow it to issue bonds for properties it does not own

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Officials with the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority are working with legislators in Lansing to get new laws passed this year. The organization, which says it is the conduit between private sector businesses and the Port of Detroit, wants legislation that will allow it to issue bonds on behalf of private businesses along the riverfront. Detroit Wayne County Port Authority CEO, John Loftus tells WDET’s Amy Miller that last year, the state senate failed to pass laws that would allow the authority to issue bonds for properties it does not own. Loftus says legislation similar to the bills that failed last year will be tweaked and are expected to be re-introduced this session.

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Amy Miller, Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

amiller@wdet.org Follow @wdetamy

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