A judge on Monday placed the Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing by Harrisburg’s City Council on hold for a month, while a few blocks away in Pennsylvania’s capital, lawmakers continued their push for a state takeover of the struggling city.

Mary France of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg set a Nov. 23 hearing on the legality of the council’s bankruptcy petition; lawyers for Mayor Linda Thompson, Dauphin County and the state appeared in court to oppose the petition.

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