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Nov

2014

New Michigan Media

In the Michigan Citizen: Another view of post-bankruptcy Detroit

“Detroit’s bankruptcy is unprecedented in many ways, and the state and federal power exercised in the process remains mostly untested,” writes the Michigan Citizen. “The media has chosen a comeback narrative for the city — news of investment, a burgeoning small business class, and younger, mostly white people, relocating to downtown and a few other neighborhoods.” Here’s another view.

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Nov

2014

Detroit Public Television

On MiWeek: The future of Detroit

The state’s largest city has been given the green light to exit bankruptcy, and now the work of efficiently running the city and revitalizing neighborhoods is moving forward. On this week’s MiWeek, the team takes a close look at the city of Detroit.

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Nov

2014

Michigan Radio

Detroit’s bankruptcy exit to come in December

Detroit won’t be quite ready to exit bankruptcy until next month, city lawyers told Judge Steven Rhodes at a hearing Monday. Judge Rhodes has already approved the city’s bankruptcy restructuring plan. But the city must still complete a couple steps before it officially leaves Chapter 9.

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Nov

2014

Sandra Svoboda

State oversight panel holds second meeting

Detroit’s Financial Review Commission, created by the “grand bargain” legislation, holds its second meeting Friday. The agenda includes reviewing budget timelines and the city’s Plan of Adjustment. The panel also will discuss audit activities. The nine-member group plans to meet at 9 a.m. in the Michigan Gaming Control Board Meeting Room at 3062 W. Grand […]

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Nov

2014

Sandra Svoboda

Challenge to state EM law to proceed

A judge is allowing a challenge to Michigan’s emergency manager law to go forward in federal court in Detroit. Filed last year, the lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the law on the grounds that it violates rights of due process, voting and representative government under the U.S. Constitution. Defendants in the case are Gov. Rick […]

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Nov

2014

Sandra Svoboda

Visiting Bankruptcy Attorneys: Breaking down the bills

WXYZ-TV7′s Jim Kiertzner and Adam Brewster are digging through bills from bankruptcy attorneys and reporting on what they’re finding. They join Laura in the studio, along with WDET’s bankruptcy reporter and Next Chapter Detroit blogger Sandra Svoboda to break down the findings and discuss who spent what, and more importantly, why they did it.

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Nov

2014

Sandra Svoboda

The Bankruptcy Bonanza: WXYZ-TV7 reports on attorneys’ fees, expenses

While the true cost of Detroit’s bankruptcy won’t be known likely for months, one local media outlet has jumpstarted its investigation into at least a preliminary estimate of the total bill for taxpayers. WXYZ-Channel 7′s Jim Kiertzner, an investigative reporter, and Adam Brewster, a producer, have been reviewing thousands of pages of attorneys fees and expenses charged to the city in the case. Here’s what they’ve found so far…

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Next Chapter Detroit is a place to explore and understand the city’s bankruptcy, its impact on people and neighborhoods and its long-term implications. Powered by coverage and conversations from the media outlets of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, the site provides fact-based reporting from trusted sources and opportunities for citizen engagement.

WDET’s Sandra Svoboda is your site guide. A veteran Detroit journalist and 24-year area resident, she’ll share stories, add insight and ask questions to help decode the bankruptcy process and the city’s restructuring.

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