70
      Sunday
      82 / 59
      Monday
      85 / 61
      Tuesday
      86 / 63

      Poll: Detroit Bankruptcy

      Poll: Detroit Bankruptcy

      The White House says it's standing by Detroit after it became the biggest city in America to file for bankruptcy.

      Spokeswoman Amy Brundage says President Barack Obama and senior advisers are monitoring the situation.

      Brundage adds that while Michigan leaders and the city's creditors understand their responsibility to solve Detroit's financial problems, the White House will continue to partner with Detroit as it tries to recover and maintain its status as one of America's great cities.

      Thursday's filing in federal bankruptcy court was approved by Gov. Rick Snyder. The move puts the city on an uncertain path that could lead to layoffs of city workers, the sale of city assets, higher fees and cuts in such services as trash and snow removal.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Is bankruptcy the best option for the City of Detroit's financial future? Yes or no? Why or why not?