Obama administration officials have been in contact with leaders in Detroit, according a spokesman.
Two downtown Detroit fountains that are a popular place to cool off in the summer months are dry.
Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr has cancelled a planned bus tour of the city’s hardest-hit areas with about 25 creditors.
The shape of Detroit’s financial future and city leadership could be determined in the week ahead.
Detroit EM Kevyn Orr says, starting now, there will be a moratorium on debt payments for all unsecured funded debt.
Michigan’s attorney general says the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts can’t be sold to pay off any of the city’s debt during a municipal bankruptcy.
The city-owned Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Detroit Zoo are among the institutions that could be affected.
A top state lawmaker has sponsored a bill that would prevent the sale of the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection if the city goes into bankruptcy.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he hopes Detroit’s financial crisis doesn’t force EM Kevyn Orr to sell off items from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Detroit City Council voted to approve cuts to Mayor Dave Bings’ proposed $1.1 billion spending plan.