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Detroit council appeals fiscal emergenc

Detroit council appeals fiscal emergency finding
Associated Press

City Council representative Irwin Corley speaks at a hearing in the Treasury Department over the appointment of an Emergency Financial Manager for Detroit on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Lansing. The Detroit city council members made a longshot appeal of the state's declaration that the city has no adequate plan to fix its fiscal crisis, arguing that more time is needed to implement a budget-cutting deal reached with the state less than a year ago. In a report to Gov. Rick Snyder last month, a state-appointed review board declared that Detroit was facing a financial emergency because of its $14 billion of debt, $327 million budget deficit and other issues. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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