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Detroit Unions express surprise that the Attorney General is on their side in pension fight

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Bill Schuette
Bill Schuette

DETROIT (WKZO) -- The Announcement over the weekend that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schutte would take up the case of Detroit Pensioners with the Bankruptcy Judge came as a surprise to the unions, who say just the week before, he was arguing for the other side.

Atty Richard Mack Jr. represents the coalition of Detroit Unions. He says it’s out of character for Schutte, who usually supports the Governor against union causes.   He says he is skeptical and plans to keep an eye on the A.G. 

Schuette filed an appearance in bankruptcy court Monday, officially commencing his defense of the pensions.

The Governor says a lot of the 18-billion in debt the city owes is because of the unfunded pension system, and this puts the Attorney General at odds with the Governor on this issue.

 

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