State raping Detroit? Kenyatta says so.

State raping Detroit? Kenyatta says so.

Tempers flared today after Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta suggested the state was anally raping the city. Kenyatta was urging his colleagues to stop participating in the state intervention, “rather than continuing to pull your pants down without Vaseline and allowing the folks to do what they’re doing to us.” Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins called out […]

Judge tosses state takeover lawsuit

Judge tosses state takeover lawsuit

By Steve Neavling The rhetoric-laced drama unfolding over who controls Detroit’s finances took a big twist today when a judge quickly dismissed a lawsuit by the city’s attorney that challenged the state’s financial intervention. Now city and state officials can get back to fixing a budget that has run a deficit every year for more […]

Detroit Consent Agreement May Violate State Constitution

Detroit Consent Agreement May Violate State Constitution

By Editorial Columnist Greg Murray On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, I appeared before the Detroit City Council to share my belief that the so-called “consent” agreement between the state and Detroit actually violates the Headlee Amendment. It is my position that the “consent” agreement included unconditional terms Detroit had no choice but to acquiesce to.  One […]