Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan tells Craig that he has a “good working relationship” with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, and is expecting a smooth transition come October. Duggan supports the state bills for Detroit funding and says it has been a great example of bipartisan support and cooperation.
Speaking of the emergency manager, Kevyn Orr sat down with Craig and reviewed all the current happenings in the bankruptcy case: voting on the plan, incorrect ballots mistakenly sent to some retirees, the timetable for the case, the status of the “Grand Bargain” legislation in Lansing…and more.
Gov. Rick Snyder also came by and tells Craig he approves of the $195 million lump sum provided for in the pending state legislation for the “Grand Bargain” package. “It’s the net present value concept, that’s the old accountant in me coming out,” explains Snyder. However, Craig points out that there could be some potential for new legislation that could involve the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Snyder says he does not believe that it would be an appropriate form to use it in, but he does think the current “Grand Bargain” plan will be fundamental in getting “this whole thing resolved.”