State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr (right) and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, at a Friday news conference in Detroit.
July 22, 2013 Kevyn Orr tells All Things Considered the crisis was the city's own making, but it doesn't help anyone to look for blame in the past.
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March 14, 2013 Earlier this month, Michigan's governor declared that the city is in a financial emergency. The city government is running a huge deficit and faces huge debts. Now, a lawyer with experience in bankruptcies is coming in to try to straighten things out.
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