LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he doesn't know who contributed to a nonprofit fund that is paying for housing and some other expenses for Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager.
The governor made the comments Wednesday while answering questions under oath in a deposition about why he signed off on the largest public bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. The Associated Press obtained a draft copy of the deposition Thursday.
Snyder says an independent board handles donations to the New Energy to Reinvest and Diversify, or NERD fund. He says some of emergency manager Kevyn Orr's expenses are covered by the fund because it was created to offset the "burdens of government."
The fund can accept unlimited anonymous donations. Orr's $275,000-a-year salary is paid for by the state Treasury Department.