CHICAGO — Michigan lawmakers were scrambling Thursday to craft and pass a bill that would keep open a troubled suburban Detroit school district, while on a separate front the state battled with local school officials over the appointment of an emergency manager.

The Highland Park School District was expected to run out of money Friday, facing a “payless payday” for the third time in six months. State treasury officials had advanced aid payments to keep the district afloat the previous two times, but this time they refused to step in.

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