Duggan meets with Lansing lawmakers - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Duggan meets with Lansing lawmakers after winning Detroit mayoral election

Posted: Updated:
Mike Duggan in Lansing as he talks with Fox 2's Tim Skubick Mike Duggan in Lansing as he talks with Fox 2's Tim Skubick
LANSING, Mich. (WJBK) -

Detroit mayor-elect Mike Duggan made a trip to Lansing on Tuesday to meet with lawmakers.

Usually when Detroit officials show up in that city they have a hand out - for a hand out, but Duggan was not going there during his visit.

"I don't have any plans on that at all right now," Duggan tells Fox 2's Tim Skubick. Duggan continues, "Right now, everything having to do with finances is tied up in bankruptcy court. So there's no point in speculating until we see what comes out of bankruptcy."

Tuesday Duggan met with 10 of the 15 members of the Detroit Delegation, many of whom supported Benny Napoleon. Members of the delegation say Mayor Dave Bing did not have much of a relationship with lawmakers.

Meanwhile, Duggan continues to lobby the governor and the Detroit emergency manager for the authority to turn the city around faster than Kevyn Orr.

"Whatever authority I have to run the city depends on my ability to persuade the governor and the emergency manager that I can improve the quality of life faster than it's being improved right now. And that's the case I'm trying to make, and they're either going to buy it or they're not, and we're going to see," Duggan says.

Governor Snyder says that decision is to be worked out between Duggan and Orr directly, and recommends they work together as much as possible.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from Duggan and Gov. Snyder in Skubick's report

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • All you need to know about Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    All you need to know about Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:10:07 GMT
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
  • Police catch 3 suspects after Rite Aid robbed on Detroit's east side

    Police catch 3 suspects after Rite Aid robbed on Detroit's east side

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:50:34 GMT
    Authorities have caught three suspects after money was stolen from a a Rite Aid Friday morning on Detroit's east side.
    Authorities have caught three suspects after money was stolen from a a Rite Aid Friday morning on Detroit's east side.
  • Family of man who died at local concert defending suspect

    Family of man who died at local concert defending suspect

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:48:29 GMT
    The son of a 55-year-old Westland man who died after an alleged assault at a concert said the 15-year-old teen being investigated is not to blame.
    The son of a 55-year-old Westland man who died after an alleged assault at a concert said the 15-year-old teen being investigated is not to blame.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices