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Orr to Begin Tenure as Detroit's Emergency Manager

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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's new emergency manager says he's offering an "olive branch" to City Council members on his first day on the job.

Bankruptcy attorney and turnaround specialist Kevyn Orr told reporters Monday at City Hall that he plans to meet with some council members. He says there's a chance to work together to improve the city.

After Orr spoke, about 150 people protested his appointment outside City Hall.

Governor Rick Snyder appointed Orr to take over the finances of the largest city in the country to come under state oversight.

Orr also plans to look at the city's financial data to help develop his plan of action in tackling Detroit's fiscal crisis. The city has a $327 million budget deficit and more than $14 billion in debt.

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