Monday, May 1, 2006

Better than Motown?

Posted By on Mon, May 1, 2006 at 4:00 AM

When he presented the city budget last week, Mayor Willie Herenton noted that Memphis is in better shape than many big cities, including Detroit. Nearly everything Herenton has proposed to close the budget deficit in Memphis — selling assets, combining offices for efficiency, holding the line or cutting back wages and benefits — is old news in Detroit. Here's how a columnist for the Detroit News explains it.

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