New EFM Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Republican-led Michigan Senate has approved a replacement for an emergency manager law struck down by voters in the November election.
The Senate on Thursday passed the legislation passed the day before by the House, and it now heads to the GOP Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature. The measure met with fierce opposition from Democrats.
The previous law empowered the governor to appoint managers with broad powers to overrule elected leaders of financially struggling cities and school districts and throw out contracts.
The new version proposed by Snyder and legislative leaders gives four choices to communities in financial trouble: accept an emergency manager; undergo bankruptcy; engage in mediation; or enter into a consent agreement similar to one between the state and Detroit.

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  • by Non_Anon Location: Michigan 7th on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM
    The actions of Michigan Republicans are reminding me more and more of the Nazi party that arose during 1930s Germany. They are seizing more and more power for themselves, ignoring (and silencing) opposing points of view, and are on their way to replacing democracy with tyranny. How sad it is that people have not learnt from history.
  • by Name Location: Location on Dec 14, 2012 at 06:11 AM
    The state needs this to fix the mess that various democrats have made with local government. If you dont have the bigs that can be brought in, people will not fix things.
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