The finances for the city of Inkster are under review by state officials - the first step in a process that could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager.

According to the Detroit News, the 30 day review began last week under the state's toughened emergency manager law for local governments and school districts. The city had recently submitted a deficit reduction plan to the state.

Earlier this year, the state ordered preliminary reviews of the finances for the city of Flint and highland Park Schools. In both cases, the reviews have been completed and the process has moved to the next step which is a more detailed financial review by a team appointed by Governor Snyder.

Governor Snyder signed the controversial emergency manager law in March. It gives greater powers to managers appointed by the state to take control of financially distressed local units, which includes the power to amend labor contracts.