Fiscal Policy Director Mike LaFaive is cited in a CBS News story about the city of Detroit’s financial struggles. The report also cites a Detroit-specific issue of Michigan Privatization Report that contained several recommendations that could have helped the city.

“I think they knew what the recommendations were, but their hands were tied a bit by recalcitrant employee unions,” LaFaive told CBS. “Those kinds of bold reforms would be difficult to get over with the city council or voters, in general.”

The story also appeared in The Washington Times and at WJBK-TV2 in Detroit and WILX-TV10 in Lansing.

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