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Detroit / City Budget Deficit #36454

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1975
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(Studio) Detroit has become unemployment capital of nation. New problem facing city employees and Mayor Coleman Young.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Detroit, Michigan) [In January `75, YOUNG - believes Detroit's problems should be taken as economy warning for rest of nation.] City government faces intolerable budget deficit of $80 million; every city department ordered to cut its budget by 10%. [Detroit recreation director Leon ATCHISON - says budget problem real; many employees must be laid off.] Heads of unions meet with Young to learn city can't pay 4% wage increase called for in contract. [On March 25, ?75, Detroit sanitation WORKER - expresses dissatisfaction with mayor's statement with regard to contract.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg;
Smith, Howard K.

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