Michigan governor to push plan to protect Detroit art, pensions: court

Michigan's Governor Snyder is acknowledged by the Assembly before his annual State of the State address in Lansing, Michigan(Reuters) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is set to announce “significant state participation” in a plan to aid Detroit’s art museum and public pensions, mediators said Wednesday, as the city works through its historic bankruptcy. The move by the state’s Republican governor comes after plans for state involvement first were reported in local media last week. At the time, Michigan House of Representatives Speaker Jase Bolger, a Republican, indicated he would not support state participation in any direct bailout of Detroit. Snyder’s spokeswoman, Sara Wurfel, confirmed the governor and Republican legislative leaders will hold a press conference concerning Detroit later on Wednesday.

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