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Politics & Government
11:14 am
Tue May 13, 2014

After objections, Detroit bankruptcy process continues at capitol

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Yesterday marked the deadline for objections to Detroit’s plan of adjustment to be filed. Over a dozen criticisms were registered by residents, creditors and even the federal government.

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NewsRoom
4:14 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Group Protests Inside Detroit City Hall Lobby

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A building official says a crowd of people who held a protest in the Detroit City Hall lobby temporarily disrupted services.

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NewsRoom
3:32 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Nominee: Detroit Fix 'Olympics Of Restructuring'

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The governor's nominee to become Detroit's emergency financial manager says the job is the "Olympics of restructuring" but he feels compelled to take it on.

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NewsRoom
3:33 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Detroit Council Makes Last-Ditch Arguments To Avoid Takeover

Detroit city officials were at a hearing in Lansing Tuesday pleading for more time to fix the city’s finances before Governor Rick Snyder names an emergency manager.

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Economy
3:14 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Detroit's financial woes may lead to drastic action

In response to Detroit's ongoing financial woes, Governor Rick Snyder is expected to appoint an emergency manager.
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State officials and many in southeast Michigan have been keeping a very close eye on financial reports coming out of Detroit.  Sunday's Detroit Free Press reported that an emergency financial report completed late Friday suggests an emergency manager is inevitable.  The report found the city’s deficit continues to grow even after some degree of state oversight for more than 10 months.  

Free Press reporter and columnist Nancy Kaffer joins us to explain one of the biggest, ongoing stories in Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Court: Detroit Schools' Emergency Chief Can Stay

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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to remove the state-appointed emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools.

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NewsRoom
6:13 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Gov. Snyder Plans To Sign Emergency Manager Bill

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he plans to sign a revised emergency manager bill that replaces a similar law rejected last month by voters.

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NewsRoom
7:00 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Supporters Will Unveil New Emergency Manager Bill

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A new version of a local government emergency manager bill will be rolled out Thursday at the state Capitol.

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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Lawsuit Says No Emergency Managers Until After The Election

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A lawsuit claims no state-appointed managers should be running Michigan cities or school districts until after voters determine the fate of the emergency manager law in November.

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NewsRoom
6:23 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

EM Law Suspended as Referendum Goes on November Ballot

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The referendum to challenge Michigan’s emergency manager law is officially on the November ballot, and the law is suspended until after the election. Now, there’s a new fight brewing over whether the old emergency financial manager law now takes over.

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NewsRoom
6:33 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Schuette: Old Law Takes Over If Referendum Succeeds

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Attorney General Bill Schuette says if Michigan’s emergency manager law is rejected by voters in November then the old law takes over – and that still allows the governor to name a financial manager to run a city or school district.

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NewsRoom
6:51 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

MI Supreme Court Orders Referendum Onto November Ballot

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The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the referendum on the state’s emergency manager law onto the November ballot.           

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NewsRoom
6:43 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Treasurer: Emergency Managers To Be Re-Appointed

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State Treasurer Andy Dillon says the emergency managers running four cities in Michigan will be quickly re-appointed to serve as emergency financial managers under the former law – with one exception.

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NewsRoom
6:32 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Groups Waiting For MI Supreme Court Ruling

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The Michigan Supreme Court will decide the fate of a referendum on the state’s emergency manager law after spending more than an hour and half listening to arguments. The case also brought a few hundred demonstrators to Lansing.

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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Emergency Manager Case Goes to Michigan Supreme Court

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The group that’s trying to keep a referendum on Michigan’s emergency manager law off the November ballot has taken its case to the state Supreme Court.

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NewsRoom
6:25 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Court of Appeals Punts on Emergency Law Decision

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A special seven-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals will decide whether a referendum challenging Michigan’s emergency manager law will appear on the November ballot.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Embattled Samaritan: Lansing’s Michael Brown Leads Flint During Emergency

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Michael Brown has spent decades in public service putting out fires.  Nine years ago, he restored order at the Capital Area United Way after a $900,000 embezzlement scandal.  He’s also served as interim mayor of the city he grew up in, Flint.Today, Brown is battling his biggest firestorm yet.  For the last six months, he has served as Flint’s Emergency Manager.  WKAR’s Mark Bashore has this profile of a Lansing resident in the eye of a political storm.

 

Take a seat in Michael Brown’s downtown Flint office and it’s impossible not to see the man who inspired his career.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Haslett Resident Speaks Out on Controversial EM Role

Emergency Financial Manager Dr. Don Weatherspoon
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While efforts continue to reverse Michigan’s controversial Emergency Manager law, seven of these appointees continue their work across the state. They’re trying to restore financial stability in four cities and three school districts.  

Opponents of last year’s law say it subverts the democratic process by granting Emergency Managers unprecedented authority.  That includes the power to cancel union contracts, dismiss employees and sell assets.  Proponents, including Governor Rick Snyder, say it’s the only way out for cities and school districts mired in debt.  

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NewsRoom
6:29 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Court Rules Review Teams Can Meet in Secret

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Review teams that recommend whether a city or school district should be taken over by a state-appointed emergency manager don’t have to meet in public.

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NewsRoom
6:17 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Court of Appeals to Rule on EM Referendum

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It’s up to the Michigan Court of Appeals now to determine whether voters will get to approve or reject the state’s emergency manager law.

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NewsRoom
6:16 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

EM Law Repeal Effort Goes to Court

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The campaign to repeal Michigan’s emergency manager law is in court trying to force the state to put the referendum on the November ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:51 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Court of Appeals Hears Open Meetings Lawsuit

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It is now up to the Michigan Court of Appeals to decide whether state financial review teams must meet in public.

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Election 2012
6:29 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Board of State Canvassers Deadlocks on Whether Referendum Goes to Ballot

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The state Court of Appeals appears to be next stop for the petition campaign to reverse Michigan’s emergency manager law. 

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Election 2012
6:36 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Elections Bureau: Referendum Drive Has Enough Signatures

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State elections officials say the campaign to reverse Michigan’s emergency manager law appears to have gathered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:53 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Highland Park Teachers Could Be Asked to Work through Payless Payday

Teachers in Highland Park schools could be asked to work without pay while a standoff between the state and the school board is resolved.  

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NewsRoom
6:34 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Snyder: Highland Park School District Could Close by Monday

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Governor Rick Snyder says he is forced by a court decision to “de-activate” the emergency manager running the Highland Park school district.

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NewsRoom
5:23 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Judge Says Local Review Teams Violated Open Meetings Law

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An Ingham County judge has ruled that state-appointed review teams looking into the finances of the city if Detroit and the Highland Park school district broke Michigan’s open meetings law.  

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