Michigan emergency manager law

"BENTON HARBOR - The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigan's emergency manager law is expected to be appealed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals within the next two weeks, said a lawyer involved. Detroit attorney Herbert Sanders, from one of the nine firms and organizations representing the plaintiffs, said he is gearing up for the next step. Benton Harbor City Commissioner MaryAlice Adams is ready, too." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

Two school districts, including Benton Harbor, have agreed to financial reform goals, to avoid an emergency manager

The lawsuit is just the first of several legal challenges planned. The state's new EFM law takes effect Thursday.

Governor not naming candidates while Detroit considers whether to appeal finding that Detroit is in "financial emergency."

Detroit City Council members say appointing an emergency manager is "premature."