Emergency manager opponents challenge courts to weaken law
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:24:33 GMT —
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
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.