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Orr Meets With Lawmakers On Detroit Bankruptcy

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Detroit's emergency manager is in Lansing updating lawmakers on the city's bankruptcy as they consider a potential vote on a financial bailout to help Detroit emerge from insolvency.

Kevyn Orr on Tuesday declined to comment on Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger's demand that unions add money to a deal to prevent steep pension cuts and the sale of valuable art. He says he's explaining to legislators his proposed restructuring plan and focusing on what's "feasible."

Orr says Detroit's reaching deals he thinks make sense after "hard-fought" negotiations. After meeting with Orr, Bolger didn't back down from insisting that unions kick in money.

The success of Orr's plan hinges on $350 million promised by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The money is part of more than $800 million from foundations and others.


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