LANSING -

The Michigan Court of Appeals is hearing arguments in cases related to troubled city finances in Detroit and Flint.

The issue is whether the state review teams that looked at the books in both cities should have met in public. Lower court judges ruled that they must meet the requirements of the Open Meetings Act.

The court will hear arguments Thursday. A decision will be released at a later date.

So far, the Appeals Court has granted a motion allowing state-appointed emergency manager Michael Brown to resume his work straightening out Flint's finances while the issue is weighed.

In Detroit, city and state officials reached an agreement to tackle financial matters through a consent agreement rather than the appointment of an emergency manager