The city of Detroit has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Governor Rick Snyder approved Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr request on Tuesday July 16.
More from WXYZ, Detroit’s deficit is $18 billion dollars, $11 billion is unsecured including the pensions and retiree health care for 30,000 Detroit City employees.
Orr is a bankruptcy attorney who resigned from The Jones Day Law Firm in March to become Emergency Manager. Governor Rick Snyder has said he does not like the bankruptcy option but it is a tool on the table to get Detroit back on track.