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Orr: Pitfalls Remain To Resolve Detroit Bankruptcy

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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - The emergency manager taking Detroit through bankruptcy says that despite progress he's more concerned now about potential barriers than at any time in his tenure.

Kevyn Orr told a crowd at the Mackinac Policy Conference Friday he's worried city workers and retirees considering a plan to prevent steep pension cuts will make a "protest vote." He says senators mulling a vote on $195 million for Detroit are getting "misinformation" from creditors upset city art isn't being sold.

Orr also says the summer confirmation trial on his restructuring plan can't be taken for granted.

Orr is urging retirees to be careful before voting "no." He says if $816 million from the state, foundations and Detroit Institute of Art to rescue pensions and art doesn't come through, pension cuts will be severe.

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