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’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.
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.
Former Detroit Democratic Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is not pleased with his incarcerated life so far, citing the prison’s lack of amenities.
An aide to a powerful Detroit Democrat pleaded guilty to corruption charges Tuesday, the Detroit News reports.
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.
A true account of Charlie LeDuff’s past few years as a reporter in Detroit, his book on the Motor City is less a memoir than a reckoning. From the the opening scene, where LeDuff discovers a frozen body in an abandoned elevator shaft, to the epilogue, where he visits the empty lot his sister died in, it’s one reporter’s unflinching look at a city bleeding to death.
A jury convicted former Detroit Democratic Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Monday of 24 charges, including racketeering, extortion, attempted extortion, bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and filing false tax returns, according to the Huffington Post.