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May

2015

Sandra Svoboda

What’s Happening with the Water Deal?

The chief mediator in Detroit’s bankruptcy case says he’s hoping that the city of Detroit and counties of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb soon finalize the Great Lakes Water Authority. Will leaders meet the June 14th deadline?

29

May

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Judge Rhodes to Detroiters: Stay with it

In his first-ever Mackinac Policy Conference appearance, the judge who oversaw Detroit’s bankruptcy trial had a message for Detroiters: keep an eye on your elected leaders and do what you can to help your city.

29

May

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Ford Foundation Returns to Hometown…at least for one meeting

With $125 million in the “grand bargain,” the Ford Foundation has an investment in the city. Now, for the first time in decades, the group’s board of trustees will meet in the Motor City.

28

May

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Detroit Then and Now: The Difference a Year Makes at the Mackinac Policy Conference

The famed Mackinac Policy Conference is put on by the Detroit Regional Chamber, so it’s not surprising the city is a central focus of the conference agenda. Of course, there’s also that Southeast Michigan is the state’s major population and economic center, and that Detroit wrapped up history’s biggest municipal bankruptcy case just a few months ago. Some of the major players in the Chapter 9 are on the Island again, and what they’re saying this year is a bit different than what they brought to the stage last year. Here’s a look at what some of bankruptcy’s biggest players said at the 2014 event and where things stand now.

18

May

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Bankruptcy’s Big Three: Two judges and a (former) emergency manager walk into a lunch…

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes and Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen appeared together to receive awards from Goodwill Industries. The nonprofit agency also honored the 12 foundations that chipped in for the grand bargain. As the men were honored at the lunchtime event, held at the Detroit Athletic Club, they made brief remarks. Here are the highlights.

15

May

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Detroit Journalism Cooperative Receives $500,000 for Continued Coverage of Detroit’s Recovery

The award-winning Detroit Journalism Cooperative will extend its impact with new Knight Foundation investment through 2016.

10

May

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Catching up on Detroit’s bankruptcy news…and Puerto Rico’s

Catch up on the Detroit Land Bank Authority — and how it will be funded — Kevyn Orr’s pay rate in Atlantic City and the likelihood of Puerto Rico filing for bankruptcy.

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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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