Michigan lawmakers tired of failed efforts to save Detroit from its long, slow decline are poised to appoint an emergency manager who will assume control of virtually all aspects of city government. And union contracts could be in the crosshairs.

The contracts, and their benefits, have contributed to nearly $15 billion in unfunded liabilities for the city – an attractive target for any manager looking to cut costs and shift money to much-needed government services such as law enforcement and trash pickup.
The appeal is coming irrespective of whether a manager is appointed,” city school board President LaMar Lemmon told FoxNews.com on Monday.

Lemmon argued that whoever the emergency manager is should look beyond union contracts to balance the budget. “Organized labor has already been cut to the bone,” Lemmon said.
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