Bank Extends Detroit Deadline, Delays Cash Crunch

DETROIT (AP) – A bank is extending a deadline on a bond transaction that will let the city of Detroit get most of June’s revenue sharing payment from the state.

The state treasurer’s office said Tuesday that Aug. 15 is the new deadline to complete refinancing on a bond sale. June 27 was the original deadline.

The extension was necessary because a lawsuit opposing a financial stability agreement between the city and state held up completion of the refinancing. A judge dismissed the suit by Detroit Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon last month.

Detroit will get about $23.6 million of its $28.5 million revenue sharing payment. Revenue sharing backs the bonds.

City officials have said the bond transaction was necessary to help meet short-term obligations and to help meet employee payroll.

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