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New Emergency Manager Law Approved By Michigan House

In November, Michigan voters repealed Public Act 4, the state's anti-democratic emergency manager law. While you were busy protesting the right to work for less...

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In November, Michigan voters repealed Public Act 4, the state's anti-democratic emergency manager law. While you were busy protesting the right to work for less, in the legislature's mad rush to get every evil thing it can passed during the lame duck session, the House passed a new version of the same damn thing and sent it to the Senate, which is expected to pass it and send it to Governor Rick Snyder to be signed back into law.

The only real difference may be that Republicans attached an appropriation to this bill (pdf) so that it won't be subject to referendum.

The state House passed late Wednesday what the Snyder administration says is a new and improved emergency manager law, but opponents say is a warmed-over version of what voters rejected Nov. 6.

The House passed the Local Financial Stability and Choice act in a 63-46 vote, with Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, being the only Republican to join Democrats in voting no.

Cotter declined to comment after the session on why he voted against the legislation. Rep. Jimmy Womack, D-Detroit, was absent for the vote.

A request for immediate effect for the new bill was turned down 63-45, meaning it would take effect around the end of March if passed by the Senate today and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. Both moves are expected.

Why do Michigan Republicans hate democracy?

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