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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is expected to receive recommendations from City Council on his proposed budget.

Councilman James Tate says the 9-member board should give the budget back to Bing on Friday.

Bing presented his $2.9 billion budget to the council in April. It is down from last year’s $3.7 billion budget and includes cutting the number of city workers and contracts, in addition to closing an aging power plant.

The mayor says his budget would reduce the city’s current deficit to $85 million. Tate says the council’s fiscal analyst says the deficit would be cut to $125 million.

Tate says the council is looking for additional areas to cut to reduce the deficit.

The budget has to be approved before the start of the July 1 fiscal year.

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