Michigan Gov.: “It’s Not About Us Running Detroit”

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By Bankole Thompson, Editor, Michigan Chronicle

In an exclusive agenda-setting interview Friday afternoon, Gov. Rick Snyder said the financial crisis in Detroit is one of his major challenges for 2012.

The governor said helping the city work through its financial mess before April when the city could run out of cash is not about controlling the city.

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“And I always want to be careful,” Snyder explained. “It’s not about us running the city, but working in an environment that fosters a collaborative partnership arrangement, where we can be a supporting resource.”

Snyder said he understands how politics has been driving the conversation around Detroit’s financial woes, but noted that he chose Detroiters with deep roots in the city to help address the crisis.

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