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Michigan Emergency Manager Law

Study: Controversial Law Helps Avoid City Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2013 | Detroit

(Corrects first paragraph to show name of organization is Pew Charitable Trusts, not Pew Center on the States) * Michigan one of 19 st...

Detroit Now Has a White, Republican Mayor and City Council: State Take Over Coming to a Black City Near You

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 05.18.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Detroit has seen its better days, but the latest national trending news is the most disheartening story that anybody could tell.

LOOK: Michigan Cities Under State Control

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday that the state would appoint an emergency financial manager to Detroit. Beginning Monday, Washington D.C. ...

Ashley Woods

Detroit Does Not Have To Go Bankrupt | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.28.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) may soon appoint a manager to run Detroit, where a state review team said last week that all signs point to a financial ...

Michigan's New Emergency Manager Law Rushed Through Committee

Detroit Free Press | Posted 02.05.2013 | Detroit

A new emergency manager law passed out a House committee Thursday morning on a straight party line vote. The 9-6 vote came after the bill was first...

Robert Davis Files Another Lawsuit Against The Emergency Manager Law

MLive | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT, MI -- After the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled last week that the state's emergency financial manager law Public Act 72 stands, the activist...

Roy Roberts Hedges His Bets On Whether To Leave DPS

Posted 11.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts believes it's still premature to talk about him stepping down as a result of last week'...

Detroit School Board Acts Fast After PA 4 Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...

Voters Overturn Controversial Law

Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

In a victory for unions and grassroots organizers, Michigan voters struck down a law that allowed state-appointed emergency managers to renegotiate un...

POLL: Shocking Results On Emergency Manager Law

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | John Wisely | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit

Michigan's controversial emergency manager law appears to be in trouble with 43% of Michigan voters ready to scrap it in a referendum on Tuesday's bal...

Poll Shows Michigan Voters Support Controversial Law

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Detroit

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Michigan voters largely support a controversial law that gives the state more power to intervene in and run financially troubled ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Battle Over Font Size Sends EM Law Debate To High Court [UPDATE] | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.15.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: Friday, 2:00 p.m -- Sara Wurfel, press secretary of Gov. Rick Snyder, emailed The Huffington Post a statement late Thursday night regarding th...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Will Controversial Emergency Manager Law Stay On The Ballot? | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.14.2012 | Detroit

Come November, Michigan voters still may receive a ballot with an initiative to keep or strike down the controversial law that gives the state broad p...