LANSING (CBS Detroit) –Â It would no doubt be controversial, but the idea of dissolving theÂ fiscallyÂ struggling city of Detroit and absorbing it into Wayne County is being tossed around in Lansing.
WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports some state Republicans are talking about giving the city the option to vote itself into bankruptcy. And mid-Michigan Senator Rick Jones said all options should be considered â€” includingÂ dissolvingÂ the city.
â€œIf we have to, that is one idea we have to look at. We really have to look at everything that is on the table,â€ Jones said. â€œAgain, if this goes to federal bankruptcy, every employee down there will suffer, the city will suffer and the vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit and they will be gone.â€
LocalÂ consultantÂ Tom Watkins has proposed this in the past, but the idea has never played well among Detroiters.
In a live interview on WWJ Newsradio 950 Wednesday morning, Gov. Rick Snyder said heÂ wouldnâ€™tÂ count anything out.
â€œDetroit needs to solve their problems, but they need support and weâ€™ve been very supportive partners, I believe, in terms of offering different ideas and thoughts. And I just encourage them to work harder about working better together,â€ Snyder said.
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