Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (right), greeting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at his Jan. 1 inauguration, does not agree with the governor's idea of a state takeover of his troubled city. "We know what needs to be done, and we stand ready to do it," Mr. Bing said. (Associated Press)

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (right), greeting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at his Jan. 1 inauguration, does not agree with the governor's idea of a state takeover of his troubled city. "We know what needs to be done, and we stand ready to do it," Mr. Bing said. (Associated Press)