Michigan House approves rules for emergency financial managers, sends bill to Senate

The Michigan House today approved bills that would give broad new powers to emergency financial managers appointed by the state to run struggling cities and schools, despite protests from some local officials who fear more frequent and decisive state interference.

Supporters of the legislation say it would lead to earlier intervention by the state in financially troubled communities and schools, perhaps avoiding the crises that lead to the appointment of emergency managers.

The legislation is full of measures aimed at giving local leaders an incentive to keep their communities out of financial trouble. Local elected leaders could be stripped of most powers when an emergency financial manager is appointed.

If an emergency financial manager were appointed, that person or firm would have more power over items including the termination of contracts negotiated with labor unions. Source: Crain’s Detroit Business

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Could this be what is coming to Dearborn Heights? Do you think this is what Dearborn heights needs?

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2 thoughts on “Michigan House approves rules for emergency financial managers, sends bill to Senate”

  1. No. We have a Republican Governor and he is all for busting the unions. They have already had a demonstration against this bill and it passed anyway. Since the Republican’s have total control of the House, Senate and Governor’s office, they will continue to pass bills that hurt unions. Just look and Wisconsin and many other states.

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  2. Dearborn heights does not need outside management. What we need are elected officials with guts and smarts. We also need people who know why they were elected and who take their responsibilities seriously.

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