The Corner

Detroit Mayor No Federal Bailout for City — ‘Yet’

When asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos about the possibility of a federal bailout for Detroit’s municipal government, former mayor Dave Bing said, “Not yet.” He explained, “I know the president has a lot on his plate, this is going to add tremendously to that.”

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“I don’t expect one,” he explained, and “the state cannot bail out the city” either. “It’s not about just putting more money in the sitution . . . it’s about accountable government,” Snyder said. He did, however, raise the possibility of cooperative state and federal “targeted programs” to help revive Detroit’s economy, mentioning one example already, a $100 million local, state, and federal program to start taking down some of Detroit’s 78,000 abandoned buildings.

Patrick Brennan — Patrick Brennan is a writer and policy analyst based in Washington, D.C. He was Director of Digital Content for Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, writing op-eds, policy content, and leading the ...

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