Emergency Manager law will be on ballot

By: Newscenter 16 Email
By: Newscenter 16 Email

A long legal fight is on the horizon. The effort to repeal Michigan's controversial emergency manager law will be on the ballot this fall after all.

That decision came Friday afternoon from the state supreme court following a 4-3 vote.

The law allows the state to appoint emergency managers to run communities and school systems with very poor finances.

Benton Harbor is one of those cities.

Opponents say the emergency managers take power away from democratically elected officials.

They collected 200,000 signatures to get the repeal on the ballot.

But their effort was originally thrown out over the type size on those petitions, so they appealed in court.

With today's ruling, the law will now be suspended until voters decide in November.


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