Snyder still deciding Detroit's fate

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says some people are already saying they don't want the job of fixing Detroit's financial woes.

Snyder hasn't even decided if he'll appoint an emergency manager. But he says his office has spoken to "a lot of people" about taking over Detroit's financial reins.

The Republican governor made it clear Thursday during a media round table that he's still considering a report that says Detroit is in a financial emergency. Snyder said it would be at least another week before he makes a decision.

Asked later if any potential candidates had already declined the job, Snyder responded: "Oh yeah. There were quite a few people who were in that camp."

Snyder noted the job would be "extremely challenging."

Detroit is facing a $327 million deficit.

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Michigan (change)

 
Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The state also allows direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall, and ratification.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Snyder
Lieutenant Governor: Brian Calley
Attorney General: Bill Schuette
Secretary of State: Ruth Johnson

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