Mayor Bing unveils $1B budget, Detroit's first spending plan under emergency manager
Bing's proposal calls for filling about 40 emergency medical services positions but leaving unfilled about 100 other vacancies across departments
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has proposed a $1 billion budget that includes further cuts in the city that's now under state oversight.
Bing presented the city's fiscal year 2013-14 budget to the City Council on Friday that includes $4 million in cuts to that nine-member body. Council members criticized Bing's recommendations that include allowing only one personal aide per member.
Bing's proposal calls for filling about 40 emergency medical services positions but leaving unfilled about 100 other vacancies across departments.
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Last month, the state hired bankruptcy lawyer and turnaround specialist Kevyn Orr to control Detroit's finances as the city's emergency manager. Orr will have the final say over the city's budget recommendations.
Detroit's budget deficit is about $327 million. The city has more than $14 billion in long-term debt.
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