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Originally published Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM

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Detroit council appeals fiscal emergency finding

Michigan officials are set to hear a longshot appeal from Detroit council members who dispute the state's declaration that the city has no plan to adequately fix its fiscal crisis.

The Associated Press

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LANSING, Mich. —

Michigan officials are set to hear a longshot appeal from Detroit council members who dispute the state's declaration that the city has no plan to adequately fix its fiscal crisis.

Chief Deputy Treasurer Mary MacDowell will preside as Gov. Rick Snyder's designee over the hour-long Tuesday hearing in Lansing.

MacDowell is to report back to Snyder, who will review the appeal before deciding whether to reverse his financial emergency declaration. He is expected to stand by the finding, then appoint an emergency manager to oversee Detroit's finances.

Mayor Dave Bing also questions the assertion that Detroit has no good plan to handle its fiscal problems, but decided not to join the council's appeal.

The city has a budget deficit of $327 million and long-term debt topping $14 billion.

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