The 5th day of Detroit's bankruptcy hearing resumes in Federal court on Tuesday.
On Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder says he took the witness stand in Detroit's bankruptcy case with the goal of speeding the city's recovery "for the benefit of its residents and the entire state of Michigan."
Snyder's testimony Monday came during the fourth day of a federal trial before Judge Steven Rhodes to decide if Detroit can fix its finances in bankruptcy court.
In a statement after the court appearance, Snyder says that "Detroit's fiscal crisis was six decades in the making."
He says his job is "to make the tough decisions to resolve the problems" it faces today.
Snyder appointed Kevyn Orr as Detroit's emergency financial manager.
Orr then filed the Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition, saying the city can't meet the long-term obligations estimated at $18 billion.