Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (L) and Detroit's emergency manager Kevin Orr (R) address Detroit's bankruptcy filing at a news conference July 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit's emergency manager Kevin Orr made the Chapter 9 filing yesterday. Detroit owes its approximately 100,000 creditors between $18 and $20 billion. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says some Detroit creditors are not sure they will be repaid.

Snyder was speaking Friday, a day after Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr made Detroit the biggest ever U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.

Snyder determined earlier this year that the city was in a financial emergency and without a plan for improvement. The state hired bankruptcy expert Orr to stop Detroit’s fiscal free-fall.

Orr has said the city of about 700,000 people will continue to pay its bills and employees.

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