What follows are some articles explaining the Michigan State vs some Michigan cities situation , and a learned discussion from a lawyer (Thomas Stephens) who is a resident of Detroit.
FILE--In this Jan. 1, 2011 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, left, and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, shake hands after inauguration ceremonies in Lansing, Mich. The idea is extreme, even in a city accustomed to fighting for survival: should the state of Michigan step in to run Detroit? The governor has taken steps in that direction, proposing an unprecedented move that could give an appointed manager virtually unchecked power to gut union contracts, cut health insurance and slash services. But city leaders bristle at the notion. Said the mayor: "This is our city. Detroit needs to be run by Detroiters. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)