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Detroit daily roundup: $2.2 billion needed to fix Detroit's stormwater system, Rivian to provide 100 jobs and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Thursday's edition of the Detroit daily roundup. While the weather is gloomy, just remember that tomorrow is Friday!

Today is Thursday, September 23, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Detroit requires $2.2B to repair its stormwater system

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While it works on a $2.2 billion proposal to repair the city's stormwater system, Detroit's water department plans to visit tens of thousands of homes in low-lying areas to focus on drainage issues.

According to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Director Gary Brown, the visits, coined as "Hardening the Basements," will begin with 20,000 households that suffered from basement backups and flooding in June. 

Dan Gilbert's foundation pays back tax debts of 1,600 Detroit homeowners

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The Gilbert Family Foundation, ran by billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert, recently paid back tax debts of about 1,600 Detroit homeowners.

On Thursday, the foundation announced that another 3,250 Detroit homeowners could also see their property tax debt paid in full by the end of the year.

Attorneys for Donald Trump want to cut payments due to Detroit over unsuccessful election case

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On Wednesday, Pro-Trump attorneys who sought to overturn Michigan's 2020 presidential election results asked a federal judge to substantially reduce their potential payments to Detroit as a result of the case.

According to the filings, legal costs totaled about $204,156. The lawyers proposed trimming the price tag to no more than $43,928, less than a fourth of the originally proposed amount.

Rivian to invest $4.6 million into Metro Detroit facility, create 100 jobs

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Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian will be investing $4.6 million into its facility in Plymouth, Michigan.

The investment will create 100 new jobs at the facility, and help to provide continuous assistance by the Rivian Roadside and Service Support team to North American Rivian owners in regards to vehicle questions, roadside requests and service scheduling needs.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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