Activists in Michigan have been fighting Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) emergency financial managers law, which “allows appointees to fire elected officials, break contracts, privatize services and dissolve towns,” and opponents now say they will have enough signatures by the end of the month to suspend the law and put it on the ballot next November as a referendum. The Michigan Citizen reports that thanks to “a major push by volunteers over the Labor Day weekend,” the coalition behind the effort should have the necessary 161,000 signatures soon. They currently have 120,000 signatures. Several lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the law are also pending.
Opponents Of Michigan Emergency Manager Law Near Signature Goal