Gov. Rick Snyder.
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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) - Governor Rick Snyder has toughened the talk in the dispute over Detroit's deficit, saying he's ready to move in if city officials don't keep their promises or the municipality runs out of cash.
Speaking Tuesday in Birmingham, Snyder said Detroit's in a "crisis." He says he's ready to "take action" to protect Detroit residents and the state.
Snyder has stopped short of saying he'll appoint an emergency manager. He says there are a "variety of steps" to take should Detroit officials violate their consent agreement with Michigan.
On Monday, Mayor Dave Bing said Detroit could go broke if its top lawyer refuses to drop her legal challenge against the deal. A hearing is scheduled Thursday.
Officials say the challenge could endanger an $80 million bond sale needed to meet payroll.
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