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  •  I hope someone with standing sues them on this (4+ / 0-)
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    We repealed the Emergency Manager law, and they going to put one into Detroit regardless.
    •  they did... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and lost.  Remember that the MI judiciary are all teabaggers, too.


      by LordMike on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 12:02:08 PM PST

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    •  I just got this from Crain's Business Detroit: (1+ / 0-)
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      Proposed emergency manager law replacement moves ahead

      LANSING (AP) — A proposed replacement for an emergency manager law rejected by Michigan voters last month has been approved by a state House panel.

      The House Local, Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs Committee voted 9-5 Thursday along party lines with one "pass" vote on what's known as The Local Financial Stability and Choice Act. The legislation now goes to the full House for consideration.

      Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders unveiled it Wednesday. The plan gives four choices to communities and school districts found to be in a financial emergency: accept an emergency manager, bankruptcy, mediation or a consent agreement with the state like the one in Detroit.

      Voters decisively rejected Proposal 1 in November. The state since has been operating under a previous law that gives managers fewer powers.

      Under the proposed legislation, financially distressed Michigan cities and school districts could choose between mediation with creditors, bankruptcy or a state-appointed emergency manager.

      The new financial rescue proposal would retain the state's power to declare financial emergencies in cities and school districts, while giving local governments the options to reach a consent agreement with the state -- similar to one Detroit has - - mediation, an emergency manager or a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing.

      -- Crain's Detroit Business contributed to this report.

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