|Repeal Public Act 4 - Emergency Manager Law (Photo credit: Fuzzytek)|
Michigan Public Act 4 was signed into law in March 2011. Public Act 4 gave emergency managers sweeping powers to enter municipalities or school districts and terminate or force contracts on public workers, disband duly elected local governments and make academic decisions.
“Democracy has been protected, I am happy. We fought to deny emergency managers unilateral powers to decide the fate of cities and school districts and we won. It is a great day in the state of Michigan. I hope in the wake of our victory, that Governor Snyder will now work with elected officials and a broad coalition of community stakeholders in financially challenged cities to develop a plan for renewal and reinvestment instead of silencing voices and denying votes. I also hope in the wake of our victory that the state legislature does not preempt the will of the people and enact another version of the law we have just repealed. The people of Michigan have spoken and despite the challenges we face, we do not believe any solution to those challenges should come at the expense of democracy,” said D. Alexander Bullock.