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Duggan urges state Legislature to fix Detroit’s ‘unfair’ tax system
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has a plan to cut taxes by 30% for homeowners while tripling taxes on vacant land. It could have major implications for revitalizing neighborhoods.
Turning Ann Arbor into Austin and other tech recommendations for Michigan
Focusing on college towns, education and targeted research will increase vitality in the state while giving the auto industry the tools it needs to expand its tech base in Michigan, according to a report from celebrated and controversial urbanist Richard Florida.
Relationships with students ‘the best metal detector’ in Detroit schools
Detroit Public Schools District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti talked with BridgeDetroit about weapons in schools, the district’s fiscal budget, curtailed summer school plans and millions in district funding headed for approval by state lawmakers.
Detroiters are closer to parks, but investments lag
The Trust for Public Land’s annual park ranking for Detroit dropped this year from 57 to 60, out of 100 U.S. cities.
American Black Journal – Ministers and mental health, Silence the Violence march, NAACP June Jubilee
A look at ministers’ mental health. The 16th annual Silence the Violence march. Plus, the Detroit Branch NAACP’s June Jubilee events.