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Kwame Kilpatrick’s Son Posts Picture of Dad in Prison

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was sentenced to the longest political corruption sentence in this nation’s history, seems to managing well in prison. Kwame’s son, Jalil, posted a picture of his father on Twitter, showing the former mayor smiling in his prison uniform with the caption “Happy BDAY DADDY SEE YOU SOON! #freekmk”. In the picture, Kilpatrick, 44, is smiling for the camera, seemingly in good spirits. Kwame Kilpatrick…

Detroit’s Reduced “Hybrid” Pension Plans Could Become Model for Cash Strapped States

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Detroit’s pension crisis may be at the beginning of a resolution now that unions have approved a reduced plan. If  all goes well, this plan could serve as a model for cash strapped states that can no long afford pensions. “The city and its labor partners have come up with what we think is the best option to strengthen employee pensions so we can continue to meet future obligations in…