News in Brief
Detroit Faces Prospect of Not Paying Workers
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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