The governor's office is arguing that a judge's order will hamper any effort to deal with the insolvency of the state's largest city.
An Ingham County judge ordered the governor's office and Detroit city leaders to make no agreements until after a hearing next week.
Terry Stanton is the governor's press secretary. He says the judge's order takes one critical option off the table.
"The problem is most of the parties involved believe a consent agreement is the appropriate way to proceed in this regard to address the financial crisis in the city of Detroit," he says.
Stanton says the other options are to do nothing about Detroit's financial troubles or to order the city to be placed under the control of an emergency manager.
The ruling is tied to a lawsuit claiming a panel appointed by the governor to review Detroit's finances broke Michigan's open meetings law.
The state is challenging the order before the Michigan Court of Appeals.
The review team has until Monday to recommend a next step.