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Detroit Emergency Manager pushing grand bargain with state lawmakers

LANSING (WKZO) -- Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr continues meeting with state lawmakers as they consider a package to help the city emerge from bankruptcy.

The proposal has Michigan contributing 350-million dollars to compliment similar funding from private foundations and 100-million dollars from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Orr says the grand bargain is baked in to agreements with two pension funds and protection of DIA artwork.

Michigan House of Representatives Speaker Jase Bolger reiterated Tuesday that Detroit unions should contribute to the settlement. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville has expressed support for the plan.