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State lawmakers at odds over best DPS rescue package

May 11, 2016

Michigan lawmakers are at odds over the best rescue package for Detroit Public Schools, including one plan that could leave the district $80 million in debt by September.

A new memo from State Treasurer Nick Khouri predicts a dark future for DPS if an agreement cannot be reached among lawmakers, with teachers missing paychecks and the district going severely into debt.

Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, joined Cynthia Canty on Stateside to explain how he hopes to reach a compromise with his colleagues.