Bridgeport may file a motion with the federal Bankruptcy Court to reopen hearings on the city's solvency because of a letter from Connecticut's budget chief to Mayor Mary C. Moran.

James G. Verrillo, a partner with Bridgeport bankruptcy counsel Zeisler & Zeisler, said a letter dated Aug. 29 from William J. Cibes Jr., the secretary of the office of policy and management and chairman of a board that oversees Bridgeport's finances, could give new life to the city's bankruptcy bid by proving the city faces an inability to pay its debts in its current fiscal year.

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