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Duggan takes bankrupt Detroit’s oath of office

January 2, 2014 • National News


Ex-Mayor Dave Bing shakes hands with Mike Duggan after he takes the oath as mayor of Detroit in the mayoral office at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Duggan’s Corporate Counsel Butch Hollowell, left, and his father, Federal Judge Patrick Duggan look on. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kimberly P. Mitchell)

DETROIT (AP) — The new mayor of Detroit was sworn into office on Wednesday, and despite the New Year’s Day holiday — and his limited powers in an insolvent city whose finances are controlled by a state-appointed emergency manager — he is starting work immediately.

Mike Duggan was holding initial staff meetings at City Hall on Wednesday after the morning ceremony, continuing the work he Login to read more

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