- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO’-tee) says it’s OK for Detroit Downtown Development Authority funds to be used for a new Detroit Red Wings arena.

Schuette on Thursday announced that he issued a formal opinion on the matter that says the use is constitutional.

The opinion from the Republican attorney general was done at the request of Democratic state Rep. Rose Mary Robinson of Detroit.

The Red Wings are part of Mike Ilitch’s stable of companies. Officials in September held a groundbreaking for a new 18,000-seat hockey arena for the team and a 45-block entertainment district in Detroit. The new arena is expected to open in 2017.

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