A Closer Look at Detroit's Debt Crisis

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  • Kevin Orr, Detroit
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  • Kevyn Orr

A Powerful Executive

Kevyn Orr has nearly unlimited power to restructure the city’s fiscal affairs. A 2012 state law gives Orr authority to cut spending and services and impose new terms for employee contracts, including wages and benefits. He also can sell assets. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)