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Gov. Snyder determines financial emergency in Wayne County

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Governor Rick Snyder has agreed with a review team's findings and determined Wayne County is in a financial emergency.

Snyder says in a release Wednesday that "chronic financial crises will only grow worse, and the possible solutions will be far more difficult, if the crisis is not addressed immediately."

The county has until 5 p.m. on July 29 to request a hearing that would be held the following day.

Wayne County faces a projected $171 million deficit by 2019 if remedial measures aren't taken.

County Executive Warren Evans had asked the state to declare a financial emergency. Evans said he wants to enter into a consent agreement with the state that will allow the county to continue negotiations with its stakeholders.

Evans' office says Snyder's determination confirms the county's findings.

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