Settlement reached to cut Wayne county's debt

A settlements has been reached in Wayne county to cut the debt almost in half.

Wayne county's workers that have retired before 1990 are the largest stakeholders in the county. They have been in litigation with the county for years to figure out a settlement. 

The settlement would reduce health care costs for those workers. It's nearly $20 million.

County Executive Warren Evans sees the outcome as a win-win for both parties, seeing bigger savings for this outcome than in previous proposed settlements. 

The county is also looking at moving forward, along with the dealing with the unfinished jail, the Guardian Building is still up for sale.

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