Orr Strips Pugh Of Pay And Title

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    State-appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr issued an order today stripping the pay and authority from Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh.

    The order takes effect July 7, the end of the current pay period. Pugh will keep his health benefits.

    Pugh has been a no-show at recent council meetings and failed to acknowledge by a 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline that he would be returning to work, Orr spokesman Bill Nowling said.

    Orr is operating under Michigan’s emergency manager law. He can’t fire Detroit elected leaders, but does control their pay and responsibilities. Pugh earns about $76,000 per year. Continue To Crains Detroit…

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