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Mayor of Jackson seeks state review of finances


The mayor of Jackson has asked the state Treasury Department to review the city's troubled finances under the new emergency manager law.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot and The Detroit News report that Mayor Karen Dunigan asked for the review. The Treasury Department says officials are studying the April request and expect to make a decision within two weeks.

Under state law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder in March the request could result in the naming of an emergency financial manager.

Meanwhile, The News reports a citizen in Allen Park has requested a review of the Detroit suburb's finances but a lone citizen doesn't have standing under the law.

Allen Park Mayor Gary Burtka says he wasn't aware of the request and doesn't believe a review is needed.

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