emergency manager

Emergency Manager Law
7:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Could Michigan Improve Its Emergency Manager Law?

Benton Harbor is one of 17 communities in Michigan at some point in the Emergency Manager process
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WestSouthwest with Chastity Pratt-Dawsey


Bridge Magazine finds that Michigan's Emergency Managers Law is one of the most aggressive of its kind in the nation. 

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7:25 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Benton Harbor District in "Financial Stress"

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Superintendent says "consent agreement" could work for district
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor Area Schools was declared to be in probable financial stress Monday by the state Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board, which met in Lansing. And that's exactly what Superintendent Leonard Seawood wanted.
8:14 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Governor Snyder Confirms Financial Emergency for Highland Park

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12 Michigan communities are in some stage of financial emergency. Benton Harbor will soon being transition back to local control
DETROIT, MI - Highland Park, a city located inside Detroit, is facing another financial emergency. Gov. Rick Snyder confirmed his finding that a financial emergency exists in Highland Park, which now has seven days to decide how it will proceed under state law.
4:16 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Benton Harbor to Return to Local Control

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Benton Harbor’s financial emergency has ended according to emergency manager Tony Saunders.
LANSING, MI -- Benton Harbor's long financial emergency is finally over. That's according to Emergency Manager Tony Saunders II, who issued what he expects to be his final order on Friday. Saunders notified Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder of the pending action on Thursday and recommended state appointment of a transition advisory board to oversee the return to local control.
12:59 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Judge Says Lawsuit Challenging Michigan's Emergency Manager Law Can Move Forward

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Detroit and Benton Harbor are among the five Michigan cities under control of an emergency manager
Detroit A federal judge has reopened a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigans emergency manager law, an attorney for plaintiffs in the case said Friday. John Philo, legal director for the Sugar Law Center, said U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh ruled on Thursday that the suit may proceed.