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Politics & Government

A look inside Detroit bankruptcy trial

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State lawmakers have passed bills allowing the city to keep taxing at certain rates. The legislation awaits Governor Snyder's approval.

This week, Judge Steven Rhodes has been hearing testimony to decide whether Detroit is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Both Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr have testified in the case. Michigan Radio’s Sarah Cwiek has been covering the hearings and she joins us to talk about the atmosphere in the courtroom.

Listen to the full interview above.

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