CHICAGO — Detroit Public Schools’ emergency financial manager Robert Bobb is pushing Michigan lawmakers to enact a bill that would insulate a chunk of the district’s debt from bankruptcy to address concerns by the debt’s bond insurer.

Testifying Wednesday before a joint Senate and House education committee, Bobb said that bond insurer Assured Guarantee Ltd. has a “gun to our heads” by blocking an urgently needed cash-flow borrowing unless the state enacts a law that essentially protects the Assured-backed bonds if the district opts to file Chapter 9.

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