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2016 Senate Bill 821: Overhaul Detroit school district debt and governance
Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on February 24, 2016
To essentially eliminate current statutory caps on the amount the state can lend for “financial emergency” loans to public school districts that spend more than they take in. This is to accommodate Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to bail out the insolvent Detroit school district by dividing it into two entities, one to run the schools and the other to service the district’s debt (see Senate Bill 710 and House Bill 5384).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on February 24, 2016
Received in the House on March 23, 2016
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 23, 2016

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