Detroit Bankruptcy appeal is official, Snyder says Constitution does not guarantee pensions

(WXYZ) - A Notice of Appeal was filed late Wednesday in Detroit's historical bankruptcy case. 

Governor Rick Snyder talking to reporters in Lansing was taking an unusually stronger position on the issues. 

He says the Michigan Constitution does not "guarantee a pension."  That is how bankruptcy eligibility is being appealed.

Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled on Tuesday pensions can be cut in the bankruptcy process.  Detroit retirees and employee unions are appealing hoping to go directly to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati and ultimately to the Supreme Court. 

Also, 7 Action News showed how secret talks continue to attempt to save art from being sold at the Detroit Institute and mediation between the city and its retirees and creditors.

  Both of those are under the watch of Chief U. S. District Judge Gerald Rosen who declined to comment to 7 Action News. 

We also asked Governor Snyder who was paying for the room and board of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr now that the Governor's secret NERD Fund was dissolved. 

The Governor said he'd have to check into that.  The Governor did not answer if he will ever reveal the donors to the NERD Fund.

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