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Rep. Thomas Stallworth III, left, D-Detroit, left, assumes a prayerful position while colleague Rep. John Walsh, R-Livonia speaks tothe senate committee on Government Operations on the bills associated with easing Detroit's bankruptcy in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Michigan's Senate approved on Tuesday spending $195 million to help prevent steeper cuts in Detroit retiree pensions, linking the state with a deal designed to shield valuable city-owned art from being sold and resolve the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. The  (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT

Rep. Thomas Stallworth III, left, D-Detroit, left, assumes a prayerful position while colleague Rep. John Walsh, R-Livonia speaks tothe senate committee on Government Operations on the bills associated with easing Detroit's bankruptcy in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Michigan's Senate approved on Tuesday spending $195 million to help prevent steeper cuts in Detroit retiree pensions, linking the state with a deal designed to shield valuable city-owned art from being sold and resolve the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. The (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT

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