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Financial manager bill passes Michigan Senate | detnews.com | The Detroit News -
March 10, 2011
Lansing— Legislation that would allow emergency financial managers to throw out union contracts and overrule elected officials in financially distressed municipalities and school districts was approved Wednesday by the state Senate. Similar legislation passed in the House in February, and the two chambers are working on a final version to send to Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder has called for more authority for emergency financial managers and is expected to sign the legislation into law. -
But labor unions and local officials object to provisions that would allow emergency financial managers to ignore union contracts, undo local ordinances and dissolve city councils and school boards. Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, called the legislation an "unfair and unjustified power grab." -
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