Detroit

Detroit’s Long-Term Budget Stability Finds Firmer Fiscal Footing

“Eliminating this debt cliff removes another major roadblock for Detroit’s long-term recovery,” according to Mayor Mike Duggan.

From Fear to Fun, Detroit Shifts Halloween Focus

The city is discontinuing its anti-arson patrols in favor of community- and kid-friendly Halloween events.

Owning Real Estate Has Not Panned Out for Many African-Americans

In nearly a fifth of the ZIP codes where most homeowners are black, home values have decreased since 2000, compared with only 2 percent of ZIP codes where black homeowners are not the majority.

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

Detroit's Plan to Revitalize Public Transit

The strategic plan proposes 82 steps to be completed in a five-year time period.

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Shut-Offs for All Detroit Schools

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Another real-life test for quake early-warning tech … Vermont leaders see a hotspot for blockchain … and a not-so-secret “secret” DMV in N.C.

There’s a Shortage of Welders. Will More Women Fill the Gap?

Past efforts to attract women to welding have had underwhelming results. New programs aim to change that.

Detroit Residents Can Receive Free Condoms By Mail

The program, which began in April, has distributed roughly 6,000 condoms.

How Exposed Is Your State to Trade Tensions?

More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.

6 Pilots the Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative May Deploy

The public-private partnership wants one up and running in the next six months.

Detroit Reaches Major Fiscal Milestone

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rideshare protests in Portland … Philly council considers vetoes for real estate assessments … Iowa lawmakers trim energy-efficiency rebates … and Funkmaster Flex’s police escort.

Community-Driven Approaches to Equity to Receive $10M to Grow

The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up to create the Communities Thrive Challenge, which will have 10 winners.

A Blue-Collar Version of Silicon Valley Takes Root in the Midwest

After years in the doldrums, the fortunes of Midwestern metro areas are rising.

The Humble Microbus May Become the Leading Edge of the AV Revolution

“Just the fact that there are number of AV microbus experiments already up and running suggests there is indeed a problem to be solved,” according to tech analyst Mark Rogowsky.

Bipartisan Plan Aims to End One of Michigan’s Dubious Distinctions

Drivers in the Great Lakes State have paid the nation’s highest auto insurance rates, described as “a surcharge on people who have low socioeconomic status.”

Another Good Sign That Detroit Is on the Road to Fiscal Recovery

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kentucky governor’s calls for agency spending cuts; Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor summer service reductions; and Rhode Island’s “car tax” repeal.

A Spot to Appreciate Just How Far Detroit Has Come

ELGL’s annual conference in underway in the Motor City. Here’s a location where attendees should look skyward.

Route Fifty at SXSW: Our Interview With Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett

“If we have an innovative constituency we need have to make sure that we have an innovative government to match our constituency.”