Emergency Manager Law
The president of an investment firm and the chief financial officer of a retiree benefits trust have been named to Detroit’s 9-member financial advisory board.
A referendum hoping to overturn Michigan’s emergency manager law is headed to the fall ballot — unless the state supreme court steps in to put a stop to it.
The Michigan appeals court says a challenge to the state’s emergency manager law should be placed on the fall ballot, but it is suspending the decision and wants more judges to take a look.
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that state-appointed teams that reviewed the finances of Detroit and Flint weren’t subject to the Open Meetings Act.
Judges on the State Appeals Court say they will rule as soon as possible after hearing arguments on petitions intended to put Michigan’s emergency manager law on the November ballot.
Michigan’s Emergency Manager law is once again under fire as protesters flock to Flint’s city hall where a pastor was arrested four days ago.
“I’m mad, I can’t believe that the Board of Canvassers would not let the people decide if they want emergency dictators in Michigan,” Bullock said.
Elections staff say the Stand Up for Democracy coalition collected 203,238 valid voter signatures, about 40,000 more than needed.
An extremely minor detail is creating another hurdle in the challenge to Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law.
Governor Rick Snyder will be meeting with city leaders in Detroit on Monday, which is deadline day for the city to agree on a solution to its financial problems.