Court to hear arguments on emergency manager law

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Michigan's Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday on putting a state law designed to right financially troubled cities before voters.

Attorneys for the Stand Up for Democracy coalition and Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility will be in Lansing to present their cases concerning the state's year-old emergency manager law.

The Stand Up for Democracy coalition submitted more than 200,000 valid signatures to put the repeal question on November's general election ballot. Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility claimed the font size on the petitions was too small.

State canvassers deadlocked and Michigan's Appeals Court later allowed the signatures, which was appealed to the state's high court.

The deadline to get the wording on the ballot is Sept. 7.

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