UM: Wayne County

The Detroit News reports that Wayne County hopes to partner with the University of Michigan to have UM take over some of the county’s medical examiner services. The Wayne County board of commissioners still needs to approve the deal, which is expected to save the county $1.5 million over three years. The article quotes county executive Bob Ficano: “We’re facing a lot of budget issues. This is a step in the direction that helps soften the cuts we have to make. We’re happy to have UM help with the situation.” [Source]