Published Online: March 15, 2016
Published in Print: March 16, 2016, as Detroit Faces Prospect of Not Paying Workers

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Detroit Faces Prospect of Not Paying Workers

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The Detroit district might be unable to pay its employees after April 8, the district's newly appointed emergency manager told state lawmakers last week.

If the legislature doesn't quickly approve $50 million in aid, teachers and other employees face payless paydays, said Steven Rhodes, who urged lawmakers to approve short-term aid before their spring break, the Detroit Free Press reported.

State lawmakers are considering legislation to rescue the district, which is saddled with more than $500 million in debt and dozens of dilapidated buildings plagued by rodents, mold, and heating and cooling problems.

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