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Detroit, Michigan / Bankruptcy / Pensions #1074357

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The bankruptcy declaration by the city of Detroit noted.

(Chicago: John Yang) The concerns of city workers that their pensions will be cut featured; courtroom sketches by Jerry Lemenu shown with remarks from Judge Steven Rhodes†† quoted; details given about risks to public worker pensions in other states and cities, including Chicago; map shown of states with at-risk pensions. [City worker Donald SMITH – comments.] [Detroit emergency manager Kevyn ORR†- says it has to be done.] [University of Illinois at Chicago Chris MOONEY†- comments on the decision of some governments to give workers bigger pension benefits rather than pay raises.]

Williams, Brian;
Yang, John

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