"This is an issue of national importance. ... We do think having these issues decided quickly would be constructive," she told the judge, referring to Detroit's eligibility for bankruptcy and the impact on pensions.
Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr hopes to file a broad reorganization plan by January. Separately, foundations and private donors have been asked to consider raising $500 million to protect city-owned art and soften any blow to pensions.
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