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Detroit Emergency Manager Pressed On Pension Cuts During Trial

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November 04, 2013 AT 2:21 PM
Detroit retirees, unions and pension funds continued to press their case that the city did not negotiate in good faith before it filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in July. Kevyn Orr, Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager, testified that he did not mean to mislead city retirees when he said during a June 10 public meeting that pension rights were "sacrosanct" under Michigan's constitution. "I wasn't attempting to mislead anyone, I was trying to say we understood these issues around pensions," Orr said.