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Urgent? More Like Emergency in Hamtramck.

June 4, 2013



"When less money is coming in, you have to make sure that less money is going out."

--Michigan Dept. of Treasury spokesman Terry Stanton

Hamtramck faces its second state takeover since 2000, or perhaps bankruptcy, after Governor Rick Snyder declared a financial emergency in the city. Last week on WDET's Morning Edition, Mayor Karen Majewski laid part of the blame on Lansing, for cutting revenue sharing dollars that cities use for vital services such as public safety. Terry Stanton is with the state Treasurer's office says the city officials didn't make enough budget choices.

Photo Credit | Pat Batcheller