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Michigan's governor says Detroit's bankruptcy should offer a more certain path for creditors who don't know how much -- or whether -- they'll be paid.

Rick Snyder declared today that the process offers the once-mighty Motor City a chance to stop "60 years of decline."

Emergency financial manager Kevyn Orr says Detroit will continue to pay its bills and employees as city and state leaders confront the challenge of rebuilding the city's broken budget.

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