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Gov. Snyder express doubts at Town Hall meeting about Detroit's Consent Agreement Proposal

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Gov. Rick Snyder attends "Town Hall" event on 3/28
at Wayne County Community College Downtown
Detroit Campus, hosted by WCHB.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) participated in what was promoted as a "Town Hall" at the Wayne County Community College Downtown Detroit campus on Fort Street. Starting at 11AM EST. Detroit based radio personally WCHB's Mildred Gaddis and journalist Bankole Thompson moderated the event.

Addressing a possible Consent Agreement, hereby temporary avoiding a Emergency Manager appointment for the city of Detroit, Gov. Snyder stated he would only be inclined to accept such a proposal if terms further unionized concessions met his terms.
"I believe the current concessions with Detroit's unions is inadequate to address the cities budgetary crisis," Gov. Snyder stated.
Michigan's largest city unionized workers agreed to concessions with the approval of Detroit's Mayor Dave Bing on February 2nd. Mayor Bing, who's currently hospitalized after recent intestinal surgery, is expected to make a full recovery and be released from medical care in before the end of this week.

In spite of the city's efforts with Detroit City Council and President Charles Pugh, who appeared on ROJS Radio on March 17th, crafting plans to tackle its' estimated $300 million dollar deficit, Gov. Snyder hinted during the meeting any agreement that doesn't meet his personal test probably wouldn't be good enough to avoid a Emergency Manager.
Although stating "I believe in collective bargaining," Gov. Snyder firmly stated his doubt of signing any agreement that includes the union contracts as they stand now.
ROJS News will have more coverage of Gov. Snyder's "Town Hall Event" at Wayne County Community Campus March 28th later this evening. Also, review our liveblog Twitter Feed for our thoughts on Gov. Snyder's statements, during presentation.
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