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Michigan Emergency Manager

Ashley Woods

How Long Must This Michigan City Wait For Democracy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- Michigan's controversial emergency manager law gives state-appointed financial managers sweeping powers to bring cities in crisis back from...

U.S. Appeals Court: Emergency Manager Law Passage 'A Farce'

Detroit News | Posted 08.09.2013 | Detroit

Washington — A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Michigan Legislature may have violated the state Constitution when it allowed the state’s em...

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...

When The Emergency Manager Isn't Enough

Detroit News | Posted 09.01.2013 | Detroit

Lansing-- The state's controversial emergency manager law is proving too slow to deal with some school financial crises, a situation that has forced t...

Hamtramck Undergoing Process That Could Lead To Emergency Manager

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz and David Sands | Posted 04.17.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed a financial review team Wednesday to look at the books of Hamtramck, a city within Detroit. The appointment un...

Flint's Warning: While The Books Are Balanced, Residents Suffer

Bloomberg News | Posted 03.27.2013 | Detroit

After firing 20 percent of its workers, doubling water rates and outsourcing trash collection, Flint, Michigan, has a balanced budget. It’s also app...

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. ...

Who Would Want To Be EM?

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 03.03.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- It appears the appointment of an emergency manager to take over Detroit's failing finances is all but a done deal. But one question remains...

GOP Governor Signs Controversial Law

Posted 12.27.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a revised version of a controversial emergency manager law Thursday that was rejected by voters during the November e...

New Emergency Manager Law Passes House

Posted 12.13.2012 | Detroit

Michigan legislators approved legislation Wednesday that strengthens the state's controls over financially struggling municipalities and schools, desp...

Report: State Will Likely Appoint Leader To Run Detroit

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 4:20pm -- WXYZ reports that Andy Dillon, head of the State Treasurer's Office, will begin a review of the city's financial book beginning next...

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...

Detroit School Board Member Compares School District To Jim Crow

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Board of Education member Elena Herrada believes the school board's recent vote to withdraw from the Educational Achievement Authority is a vo...

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...

Ashley Woods

Controversial State Law Could Be Overturned

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Perhaps no piece of statewide legislation has been more controversial in Michigan than 2011's Public Act 4, which allowed the state to appoint an emer...

Joyce Parker Gets Another Emergency Manager Job

Detroit Free Press | Posted 10.26.2012 | Detroit

Allen Park will have an emergency financial manager overseeing the cash-strapped city's finances as early as Monday after the Local Emergency Financia...

10 Ballot Measures To Watch In 2012

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Everybody is watching Mitt Romney and Barack Obama campaign in the presidential election. But as they go to the polls this November, voters will also ...

Plan To Fix School District Finances Would Turn It Into Charter Hybrid, Fire Teachers And Staff

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools in Highland Park, Mich., could be converting to a combination public-charter district next school year under a plan announced Mo...

REPEAL APPEAL: Font Size Challenge To Emergency Manager Law Comes To Court

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Backers of a petition to let voters approve or repeal Michigan's controversial emergency manager law are making their case before a state appeals cour...

State Canvassers Refuse To Certify Emergency Manager Repeal Over Font Size

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 04.26.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Michigan's Board of Canvassers deadlocked on a vote Thursday and failed to certify more than 200,000 signatures seekin...

Major Win For Petition Drive To Repeal Emergency Manager Law

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 04.26.2012 | Detroit

It looks like Michigan voters will decide whether or not to keep the state's controversial emergency manager law. The state Bureau of Elections is...