From left, Detroit city council members Charles Pugh, Andre Spivey, Ken Cockrel Jr and James Tate listen as their representatives speak at a hearing in the Treasury Department over the

 

              From left, Detroit city council members Charles Pugh, Andre Spivey, Ken Cockrel Jr and James Tate listen as their representatives speak at a hearing in the Treasury Department over the
From left, Detroit city council members Charles Pugh, Andre Spivey, Ken Cockrel Jr and James Tate listen as their representatives speak 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 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