Marking an 'Exciting Day' for Detroit's Development

This week Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a series of bills passed during the State Legislature's recent lame-duck session that will have long-term impacts on the revival of Detroit and its suburbs, reports Kathleen Gray.

Bills creating a regional transit authority that was 40 years in the making; establishing a Detroit lighting authority that will allow the city to repair many of its more than 40,000 chronically broken streetlights; and paving the way for the city’s Downtown Development Authority to help fund a proposed $650-million sports and entertainment complex are among the measures signed by Snyder on a milestone day in the area's comeback.

“We don’t spend enough time celebrating success,” Snyder said. “Today is a day to celebrate success for both short-term recovery and long-term growth.”

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