For the first time in history, a sitting Governor of Michigan will be on the witness stand in a courtroom.

Governor Rick Snyder will be called to testify at the bankruptcy trial for the city of Detroit immediately after lunch Monday.

He's already given a sworn deposition in his office, but Rick Snyder says he would testify, as well, if that helps move the process forward. 

Even though the state Treasurer has said Detroit's city hall ran itself into an $18 billlion debt with no hope of recovery, unions and retirees claim the bankruptcy proceeding is unnecessary and that the state-appointed Emergency Manager did not do all he could to avoid this step.