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State Board To Meet On Emergency Manager Vote

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012

NAACP: Emergency Manager Repeal Belongs On 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2012

State Supreme Court Tackles Emergency Manager Issue

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2012

Dispute Over Emergency Managers Hits Supreme Court

A group that supports Michigan’s emergency manager law is asking the state Supreme Court to keep a referendum off the ballot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2012

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Ruling On Emergency Manager Repeal Petitions Expected Soon

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.


Arguments erupt at Board of Canvassers meeting. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Board Rules Emergency Manager Repeal Won’t Make Nov. Ballot

The State Board of Canvassers isn’t putting a measure that would repeal Michigan’s sweeping emergency mangers law on the November ballot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2012

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Emergency Manager Opponents Get Enough Signatures For Ballot Initiative

Elections staff say the Stand Up for Democracy coalition collected 203,238 valid voter signatures, about 40,000 more than needed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2012

Ballot boxes (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting, File)

Font Size Challenged On Proposal To Derail Emergency Manager Law

An extremely minor detail is creating another hurdle in the challenge to Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012

Downtown Detroit.

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

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2012