Group Continues Petition To End Expanded Power Given To Emergency Financial Managers

DETROIT (WWJ) – A group wanting an end to the expanded powers given to state emergency financial managers will continue gathering petition signatures at churches across southeast Michigan.

Stand Up for Democracy  needs to collect just over 161,000 valid signatures to temporarily suspend the law and make the November ballot.

Group leaders not yet saying exactly when they plan to turn in the signatures.

Supporters of the new law say it’s needed to help fix financially troubled schools and cities.

Emergency managers are now in charge of finances in Benton Harbor, Ecorse, Flint, Pontiac and Detroit public schools.

The city of Detroit is under a state financial review that could result in an emergency manager.


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