CHICAGO — In a wide-ranging deposition given a day before his surprise resignation, Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon described Detroit's descent into bankruptcy and the legislation he helped craft to handle a growing number of troubled local governments across the state.

Dillon was deposed, along with Gov. Rick Snyder and top Snyder aide Richard Baird, last week ahead of a series of hearings starting Tuesday that will determine if Detroit is eligible to enter into bankruptcy.

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