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.”

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

You can read more recently commentaries about Detroit by Center analysts here, here and here.

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