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I just read about a new law that looks like it might make it through the state of Michigan's legislative process. I don't care what the 'emergency' is....it doesn't sound like 'democracy in action' to me. It sounds rather like a bunch of bureaucrats who just assume it's their right and responsibility to start throwing their weight around.
I recognize that when there's a crises sometimes decisions have to be made quickly. But what ever happened to getting 'the people' involved? This new law sounds like it has the potential to ruin a lot of lives.
Click through and read the basic....what do you think?
Under the legislation, the Michigan Messenger reports, the governor could declare a "financial emergency" in towns or school districts. He could then appoint a manager to fire local elected officials, break contracts, seize and sell assets, eliminate services - and even eliminate whole cities or school districts without any public input.