Petition Update

Detroit’s bankruptcy casts shadow over other US cities

Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Washington, DC, DC

Oct 7, 2013 — Detroit’s bankruptcy is casting a shadow over a long list of cities across the U.S. and giving mayors new urgency in the search for solutions to the greatest challenge to face America’s cities in a generation.

Though no other city is expected to join Detroit in bankruptcy court anytime soon, similar problems brought on by waning industries, crushing debt and surging pension costs plague city halls from Providence, R.I., to California, and in response, mayors are proposing big changes to what was long the biggest perk of a government job: a good and reliable pension.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/oct/07/detroits-bankruptcy-casts-shadow-over-ot/