Today decides fate of emergency financial manager bill

Legislation that would give broad new powers to emergency managers appointed to guide financially struggling cities and schools in Michigan is close to becoming law, reports The Senate passed the main bill in the package by a 26-12 party-line vote. Now the bill will head to the the Republican-led House for a vote on March 15, then on to Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder, a Republican, called for emergency manager legislation in January and is likely to sign the bills once they reach his desk. He noted last week, however, that details of the legislation still are changing as it works its way through the Legislature…

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Laura Ascione

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