Riding the Motor City Struggle Bus

From the Archives: Bankruptcy? Don't tell that to the people of Detroit
Detroit, Mich. / AP

DETROIT — I came to Detroit expecting a wasteland. Instead, I met a bunch of nice people and ate hot dogs.

Detroit Bankruptcy Could Flood Obamacare Exchanges, Increasing Costs

Cities dumping their retirees onto exchanges could hurt insurance exchanges’ viability
AP

The retirees that cities like Detroit are trying to push into Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges could drive up the premiums in the exchanges and swell costs to the federal government, experts say.

Detroit Bankruptcy Could Impact Other State, City Bankruptcies

Other states, cities in similar situations due to high retirement costs for public employees
Detroit, Mich. / AP

Detroit’s bankruptcy could set off a chain reaction in state capitals and city halls across the country, as lawmakers weigh burgeoning retirement costs for public employees against public services.

Sunday Show Roundup

Detroit files for bankruptcy, as speculation grows over the possibility of a federal bailout
George Stephanopoulos, Dave Bing

After becoming the largest city to file for bankruptcy, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (D) said his city will bounce back and that many other urban cities are facing similar woes. Additionally, the mayor left open the possibility of a federal bailout.

Ex-Detroit Dem Mayor Denied Bond

Requested release for treatment of ‘serious knee injury’
AP

A federal judge denied Ex-Detroit Democratic Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s request to leave prison while he awaits sentencing to receive treatment for a “serious knee injury,” according to CBS Detroit.