- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A state-appointed review team has determined that Wayne County is in a financial emergency.

The state Treasury office says Tuesday that Gov. Rick Snyder now has 10 days to consider the team’s report and determine what to do about the county’s fiscal condition.

State oversight is a possibility.

Wayne County faces a projected $171 million deficit by 2019 if remedial measures aren’t taken. The county has 1.7 million residents.

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 took office in January. He said the review team’s report “validates” his administration’s work “to reveal the true financial status of Wayne County.”

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