Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 01:31 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 12:24 PM
DETROIT - Detroit retirees promised to take their fight to the U.S. Supreme Court if need be to protect their benefits after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that Detroit can reorganize under Chapter 9 bankruptcy and can do so by including city pensions as part of that restructuring.
Protestors outside the federal courthouse in Detroit were angry that Mr. Rhodes had not heard their protests and did not rule that the pensions were sacrosanct.
DETROIT - Those fighting the Detroit bankruptcy said Tuesday's ruling allowing the city to reorganize under Chapter 9 could have long-term consequences for the state and the nation.
A push by Governor Rick Snyder to revive one of his top legislative priorities, to codify and expand the powers of the Education Achievement Authority that oversees the worst-performing schools in the state, is leading to talk of possible movement in the Senate before the end of the year.
The Public Service Commission would serve as a safety valve to address concerns about the loss of voice service in an area where a provider decides to end traditional landline service and no credible alternative exists under a bill approved Tuesday by a Senate committee.
On Tuesday, the House Elections and Ethics Committee took testimony on a package of campaign finance legislation passed out of the Senate before Thanksgiving break, but no action is expected on the bills until the committee meets again next week.
Also In Gongwer
Rep. Joel Johnson (R) fundraiser - 7:30 am
Sen. Judy Emmons (R) fundraiser - 8:00 am
Senate Economic Development - 8:30 am
House Tax Policy - 9:00 am
Natural Resources Trust Fund - 9:00 am
Commission on Law Enforcement Standards - 10:00 am
Liquor Control Commission - 10:00 am