Michigan emergency manager law

1:44 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Michigan's emergency manager law challenged

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The lawsuit is just the first of several legal challenges planned. The state's new EFM law takes effect Thursday.
Detroit - Opponents of Michigan's new emergency manager law, which goes into effect today, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Wednesday, saying the legislation deprives citizens of "constitutionally protected rights" and dilutes their vote. A news conference has been set for 10:30 a.m.
6:38 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Snyder offers some clues of what he wants in Emergency Manager for Detroit

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Governor not naming candidates while Detroit considers whether to appeal finding that Detroit is in "financial emergency."
Detroit - Gov. Rick Snyder hasn't yet revealed his pick for Detroit emergency manager, but he's offering some clues into what he's looking for as speculation mounts over who might assume the unprecedented role.
12:33 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Governor Snyder says Detroit is in "financial emergency" plans to name Emergency Manager

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Detroit City Council members say appointing an emergency manager is "premature."
Detroit - Governor Rick Snyder announced Friday declared Detroit in a state of financial emergency, paving the way for an emergency manager to be appointed to run Michigan's largest city. "I believe it's appropriate to declare the city of Detroit in financial emergency based on the review team report," Snyder said during a town hall meeting today.
6:38 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Review panel says Detroit is "on verge of collapse" financially

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Governor Snyder is expected to appoint Emergency Financial Manager for state's largest city.
An emergency review team's report on Detroit describes a city on the verge of collapse -- too inflexible to restructure itself, unable to explain why its budget forecasts are routinely wrong and no longer capable of papering over its crisis by taking out loans. How bad is it?
6:41 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Benton Harbor's New Emergency Manager says he will bring different approach

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Tony Saunders II says his first goal is to return the city to local control.
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor's new emergency financial manager, Tony Saunders II, who officially begins work in the city Friday, said he has goals for the city but wants to hear from residents before he forms the specifics of a plan.