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  • Will Wayne County be next?

    If you listened to Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano’s State of the County speech this week, you heard about cost-cutting measures underway to reduce a $175 million deficit. But will those be enough to keep the the state’s most populous county out of some kind of financial emergency?

    The Detroit News’s Daniel Howes examines the county finances, politics and other factors that may be pointing to an inevitable conclusion in this story.

    “This, dear county unions, sheriff and prosecutor, is where you don’t want to end up,” he writes.