Snyder holding push for Detroit aid - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Snyder holding push for Detroit aid until bankruptcy exit plan revealed

Posted: Updated:
LANSING, Mich. (WJBK) -

Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants the state to pump $350 million into Detroit to reduce the losses retirees will likely take in bankruptcy court, but he will not push for that aid until after Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr releases his bankruptcy exit plan.  
 
Senate GOP Leader Randy Richardville will meet with federal Judge Rosen this week for an update on the state's role. He has told the governor lawmakers need to move on this sooner than later before the opponents are successful in calling this a bail out for Detroit.

"It's easy to say, 'This is a Detroit bailout,' for instance, which it's not. It's not even close to that. This is a specific piece of the overall problem that is geared toward helping people with pensions to be comfortable that they're not going to lose those pensions. It gives them back a majority of what they believe that they already have," Richardville says.

The Senate wants strings attached to the state aid, but Rep. David Nathan, (D) Detroit, tells FOX 2's Tim Skubick Detroit doesn't need the strings and that he may vote no if they are attached.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

    Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:45:45 GMT
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.
  • US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

    US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:45:37 GMT
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find...
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...
  • As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

    As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:45:33 GMT
    America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes...
    America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no...
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices