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There's a big issue on the ballot facing Michigan voters on November 6th.  Proposal I: The Emergency Manager Law.  Should this be passed or voted down.

Joining Huel Perkins on Fox 2's Let it Rip:

Maureen D. Taylor, State Chair, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization.

Charles J. (Chuck) Moss, Republican State Representative representing the 40th District which covers a large portion of Oakland County.

Dr. John Telford, Superintendent - Detroit Public Schools.

What do you think about it.  ADD YOUR COMMENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY -- SOME OF THEM MAY BE USED ON THE SHOW.  (Save this story for a video replay of the show.)

Ballot Language:

A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 4 OF 2011 –THE EMERGENCY MANAGER LAW

Public Act 4 of 2011 would:

Establish criteria to assess the financial condition of local government units, including school districts.

Authorize Governor to appoint an emergency manager (EM) upon state finding of a financial emergency, and allow the EM to act in place of local government officials.

Require EM to develop financial and operating plans, which may include modification or termination of contracts, reorganization of government, and determination of expenditures, services, and use of assets until the emergency is resolved.

Alternatively, authorize state-appointed review team to enter into a local government approved consent decree.


Should this law be approved?

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