No state money for Detroit? Powerful voice says no

(WXYZ) - Americans for Prosperity with ties to the Tea Party doesn't want state money to go to Detroit in bankruptcy. 

The plan in the Legislature now would be $200 million to help save the art from being sold at the Detroit Institute of Arts and help cover retiree pensions. 

Scott Hagerstrom the spokesman for Americans for Prosperity says Detroit has not earned "a bailout" and continues to demonstrate poor fiscal controls. 

He points to new Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan who has appointed several department heads with six-figure salaries as one example.  But when asked who are the deep pockets behind his organization, Hagerstrom says they take in private donations and don't share the information. 

He's not naming names, but we are including two billionaire brothers in Kansas named Koch. 

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