Gov. Snyder laments suspension of manager law

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

Gov. Rick Snyder is warning about "painful" solutions for distressed local governments when Michigan's emergency manager law is suspended.

Snyder is reacting to the decision Friday by the Michigan Supreme Court to put a referendum to repeal the law on the fall ballot. The decision means the law will be suspended until the election.

Emergency managers are appointed to turn cities and school districts around. They have much power and don't need the consent of elected officials.

Snyder says the law is aimed at preventing "full-blow crises." He says suspending the law until at least Nov. 6 limits the state's ability to intervene.

Most managers already in place will be reappointed but have less authority.

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