muckraker report

Mayor Duggan’s administration grows, with more than half making 6-figure salaries

Mayor Duggan’s administration grows, with more than half making 6-figure salaries

As Mayor Mike Duggan continued to cut city workers over the past year, he increased the size of his administration from 80 appointees to at least 94, with more than half making in excess of $100,000 a year. …

Memo: Mayor Duggan may have broken state law with suspicious appointments

Memo: Mayor Duggan may have broken state law with suspicious appointments

Mayor Duggan appears to have gone too far when he tried to replace members of a historic commission with pro-development interests. …

Sen. Virgil Smith dodged 3rd drunken driving charge despite high BAC

Sen. Virgil Smith dodged 3rd drunken driving charge despite high BAC

Just nine months before former state Rep. Virgil Smith won a Senate seat in Lansing in 2010, his life was about to fall apart. …

Mayor Duggan hijacking historic commission ahead of Red Wings arena vote

Mayor Duggan hijacking historic commission ahead of Red Wings arena vote

In one case, the mayor removed a beloved preservationist from the board, replacing her with an ex-DWSD employee…

Billionaire Dan Gilbert, others plan ambitious redevelopment of historic Brush Park

Billionaire Dan Gilbert, others plan ambitious redevelopment of historic Brush Park

Billionaire Dan Gilbert and fellow investors have struck a deal with Mayor Mike Duggan's administration to buy and…

Wayne County assistant prosecutor resigns after ‘shoot em’ remarks about protesters

Wayne County assistant prosecutor resigns after ‘shoot em’ remarks about protesters

A Wayne County assistant prosecutor resigned today after coming under heavy criticism for a social media post that…

‘Simple. Shoot em,’ a Wayne County prosecutor said of Baltimore protesters

‘Simple. Shoot em,’ a Wayne County prosecutor said of Baltimore protesters

Her boss, Kym Worthy, is defending her assistant prosecutor. …

After spending $57M on skyscraper, county is selling Guardian Building

After spending $57M on skyscraper, county is selling Guardian Building

Built in 1929, the Guardian Building is one of the most ornate, unique and beloved skyscrapers in Detroit. …

Motor City Muckraker files FOIA lawsuit against Detroit over hydrant records

Motor City Muckraker files FOIA lawsuit against Detroit over hydrant records

Mayor Duggan's administration refused to turn over public records about broken hydrants that are jeopardizing lives and property.…

Records: Detroit mistakenly shut off water to 900+ houses with no payment issues

Records: Detroit mistakenly shut off water to 900+ houses with no payment issues

Instead of halting water shutoffs until the problem was resolved, Mayor Duggan's administration accelerated the process, especially on…

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