Stand Up For Democracy
A state board will meet Wednesday after being directed by the Michigan Supreme Court to put a possible repeal of the emergency manager law on the November ballot.
The Detroit branch NAACP, along with local clergy and attorneys for “Stand Up for Democracy” are asking federal officials to force the state to place on November’s ballot a petition that would repeal Michigan’s emergency manager law.
The Michigan Supreme Court has finished hearing oral arguments over whether a ballot petition that would repeal a state law designed to right financially troubled cities should go before voters.
A group that supports Michigan’s emergency manager law is asking the state Supreme Court to keep a referendum off the ballot.
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.
The State Board of Canvassers isn’t putting a measure that would repeal Michigan’s sweeping emergency mangers law on the November ballot.
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.
Stand Up for Democracy needs to collect just over 161,000 valid signatures to temporarily suspend the law and make the November ballot.