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Emergency manager opponents challenge courts to weaken law


O

pponents of



Michigan's emergency manager law
are using court challenges as a way to weaken its effect until state elections officials decide if a measure repealing the law should go on the November ballot.



A coalition turned in more than 226,000 voter signatures last



month to state election officials that



could lead to the law being



suspended until the election if state election officials next month



find at



least 161,300 of the signatures are valid.



Meanwhile, the law's opponents are trying to keep emergency



managers from exercising broad



powers to run financially troubled



cities and school districts.



Two judges have said the appointment of some emergency managers



were illegal because financial



review teams met in secret.



The state is fighting the decisions.

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