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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:13 PM

MI House Jams Through Voter Rejected Emergency Financial Manager Law

Source: The Contributor

While the state of Michigan spent the week rallying against the anti-democratic passage of a wage-crushing “Right-to-Work” law, another piece of legislation that Michigan voters successfully repealed at the ballot box this November — the unpopular Emergency Financial Manager Law — was sent on the way to reinstatement under a new name.

From The Detroit Free Press:

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 governor’s administration says the bill is designed to address shortcomings in the much-maligned Public Act 4, which voters repealed last month, by giving local officials in financially troubled cities and school districts more input in decisions — addressing one of the major sticking points in Public Act 4.

Incoming House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, (D-Auburn Hills), however, said the new legislation is a “mirror image” of what voters just rejected, calling it “another slap in the face to democracy perpetrated by this House.”

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://thecontributor.com/while-you-were-protesting-michigan-house-re-passes-emergency-financial-manager-law-voters-repealed

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Reply MI House Jams Through Voter Rejected Emergency Financial Manager Law (Original post)
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #1
0rganism Dec 2012 #4
Panasonic Dec 2012 #5
0rganism Dec 2012 #9
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #2
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #3
Purveyor Dec 2012 #6
Swede Atlanta Dec 2012 #7
Bozvotros Dec 2012 #8
blackspade Dec 2012 #10
GiaGiovanni Dec 2012 #11
Left Coast2020 Dec 2012 #12

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:23 PM

1. Time for a recall

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:04 PM

4. They're 1 step ahead on that, too -- new restrictions on recall elections this year

The Michigan House passed a package of election reform bills dealing with recall of elected officials (House Bills 6058-6063). The changes include:

- 6058 - bar the circulation of a recall petition until the county election commission had determined it had sufficient clarity
- 6059 - changing from deciding whether or not to recall a person to requiring a recall election to pit an incumbent against another candidate
- 6059 – specify that after one recall election, no further petitions could be filed against the same incumbent during the same term of office.
- 6060 – require a county election commission to determine whether the reasons for the recall are stated both "factually and clearly." Currently, the petition is reviewed for "sufficient clarity" only.
- 6061 - limiting the recall election dates to the May and November election dates (removing February and August)
- 6063 – prohibit recall submissions if an elected official is in the first six months or last six months in that term

Source: http://www.mml.org/advocacy/inside208/post/Recall-Reform-Legislation-Moving.aspx

The fuckers are organized and planned ahead for their mini-coup, have to give them that much

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:09 PM

5. All found to be unconstitutional

 

by the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:07 PM

9. you might be thinking of something else?

This legislative manure didn't even get to the state senate until last week. It hasn't become law yet, but it's waiting in the wings.

And the Michigan SC is majority republican, so don't expect it to get tossed out right away either.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:28 PM

2. Don't they know

this will get challenged again, what the heck is wrong with righties

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:35 PM

3. Bye bye MI gop, don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on yiour way out.

You will be voted out of office, next election.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

6. The 'stay at home' middle class voters just got smacked up side the head with a 2x4 this past week

here in Michigan.

The best thing that could have happened for the Democrats to retake Lansing come 2014.

"Keep hope alive"...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:27 PM

7. The GOP may think they have succeeded in a coup but guess what.....

 

the ballot box faces them in 2014. I think the voters of Michigan are going to come after the GOP in significant numbers. The voters repealed the emergency managers bill only to have the legislature reenact it. That is a repudiation of the direct, unambiguous will of the voters.

I think the GOP will be scarce in Michigan after 2014.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:37 PM

8. They know they are on borrowed time

if democracy is allowed a voice. So they figure they have nothing to lose by quashing it hard. But they are overreaching. Lots of union folks have foolishly voted Republican and they see clearly now what it has brought them. The jackbooted fascist face that is modern Republicanism is in full flush in Michigan. These Koch suckers need to feel the people's wrath and we need to keep the spotlight on them. It is going to get ugly. I can feel it coming.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:30 AM

10. The GOP is lighting a fuse with a flamethrower.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:29 AM

11. This blitz was planned for the lame duck session

 

Right before Christmas when people have other things to think about.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:26 AM

12. What is an Emergency Manager law????

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