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Snyder confirms Lincoln Park financial emergency

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has confirmed his earlier determination that a financial emergency exists in the Detroit suburb of Lincoln Park, giving the City Council seven days to pick a way out of the crisis.

Snyder's original finding was April 14. Lincoln Park is south of Detroit and has 38,000 residents.

Snyder says Lincoln Park's budget was $90,000 in the red by last summer. A $4.5 million balance in the city's general fund has been depleted over three years, and city officials say the deficit likely will grow by at least $1 million this fiscal year.

Lincoln Park's council can choose a consent agreement with the state, the appointment of an emergency manager, a neutral evaluation or a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing.

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