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Tue May 13, 2014
Bills propose that Michigan will contribute $195 million to Detroit
Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr was in Lansing today. He testified before the newly-formed House committee on Detroit's recovery and Michigan's future.
The committee will begin debate on the package of bills that would have the state contributing close to $195 million to the city.
With Detroit's bankruptcy heading toward a July trial over Orr's plan to eliminate the city's debt, state lawmakers are fast-tracking the package of bills. They hope to get the bills to the House floor for a vote as early as next week, and eventually onto the governor's desk by early June.
MLive Capitol reporter Jonathan Oosting was at today's session, and he joined us from Lansing.
*Listen to the full interview above.
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