Lansing in neutral on Snyder's plan to help Detroit schools

- Another day and still no action on legislative efforts to reform the Detroit Public schools.

Demonstrators started walking to the state Capitol last week to deliver a clear message to the lawmakers inside.

Gov. Rick Snyder reports he's making progress on the trust thing.

"You always have to work on that and you have to earn trust," Snyder said. "And I think we've worked hard to do that."

FOX 2: "Detroiters are not trusting you on this."

"I wouldn't put all Detroiters as one group," Snyder said.

But one Democrat argues the lack of trust is city wide.

"He has not inspired any faith in what he intends," said Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Highland Park). "And he has pushed more Detroiters away then he's invited to the table."

The governor is being asked to let the voters in Detroit pick a new school board next year. And he may drop a plan to create a Detroit Education Commission that would monitor how state dollars are spent in the district.  A different approach is being discussed.

But on sending 715 million in state aid to reduce the DPS deficit, key lawmakers aren't there yet.

The governor’s point person on all this is warning lawmakers, if they don't act early next year, a judge may step in and order a solution lawmakers could not refuse.


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