May 112014
No Housing Recovery in Detroit, says Haas Institute report

Foreclosures and underwater homes still a crisis in Detroit The report entitled “Underwater America: How the So-Called Housing Recovery is Bypassing Many Communities”,  released by the Haas Institute on Thursday, May 8, clearly shows that the foreclosure crisis continues to ravish communities of color and that Detroit continues to be amongst the hardest-hit cities.  The […]

Jun 252013
Detroit's broke? Tax money to fund new Red Wings arena!

June 23, 2013 8:00 AM, Crain’s Detroit Public cost of arena tied to biz taxpayers $650M Wings complex plan linked to taxes from GM, others By Bill Shea General Motors Co. and other downtown corporations will be the chief funders via their property taxes of the public portion of the $650 million Detroit Red Wings […]

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Jun 252013
What’s Wrong With This Picture?

June 21, 2013 By Curt Guyette Predictably, most of the area’s news media erupted with uncritical applause earlier this week when it was announced that Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority approved a memorandum of understanding with the Ilitch-owned Olympia development. Read more at Metro Times and make a comment

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Jun 142013

Christine MacDonald, The Detroit News, June 14. 2013 Emergency manager Kevyn Orr wants tax reform in Detroit because he believes it’s ‘critical’ to the city’s future health. Detroit — Detroit’s emergency manager wants to lower property taxes and acknowledges the city’s assessments are “likely overstated.”

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