Emergency manager law fate on November ballot

Capital News Service
LANSING — Voters are poised the fate of Public Act 4, better known as Michigan’s controversial Emergency Manager Law. Among the six ballot proposals to be decided in November, Proposal 1 asks voters to approve the law that authorizes the governor to appoint an emergency manager to make decisions for financially distressed school districts and local governments. The Legislature passed Public Act 4 last year but it has been suspended pending the results of the Nov. 6 election. Supporters of the law argue that the measure is essential to assist hard-pressed communities avoid financial ruin by temporarily superseding the authority of local elected officials.