CHICAGO — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday affirmed his decision that a financial emergency exists in the city of Detroit and recommended Jones Day bankruptcy attorney Kevyn Orr to act as emergency financial manager of Detroit.

In his first public statements Thursday, Orr, a Michigan native, suggested that he would call Detroit bondholders and other creditors to the negotiating table, and said that Chapter 9 is a “cudgel” that he would be willing to use, but only as a last resort.

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