Detroit Fireworks in Danger

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Detroit's annual fireworks show is up in the air now that the city council has voted to override the mayor's budget veto.

Kwame Kilpatrick has said he would cancel it out of security concerns if the council reversed his decision.

But the two sides have been seeking a compromise on spending levels for public safety.

Kilpatrick's budget would lay off 90 police cadets and nearly 100 firefighters and paramedics. The council's budget calls for laying off an additional 612 police officers and 120 firefighters.

Meanwhile, the company running the fireworks show says the work on the event is moving forward.

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