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Motor City Blues
Motor City Blues
Will Detroit’s Dubious Bankruptcy Affect the Future of Municipal Finance?

Probably more than most people think.

Motor City Blues
Foundations Pledge Millions to Save Detroit's Art

Detroit may be able to keep its priceless art collection after all. In what is being called a “grand bargain,” the bankruptcy judge is allowing foundations to purchase the art from the city, moving it to a public trust that would keep the art on the walls. The city would use some of the proceeds from the sale to fund pension payments for retirees. So far, $330 million has already been pledged from various foundations, but the art is valued at $866 million, and time is running out to seal the deal.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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