Emergency Manager Law repeal ordered to be on November ballot

Posted on August 6, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

There will be at least one measure on the November ballot, with six more waiting in the wings. The Michigan Supreme Court, on a split 4-3 decision, has ordered the State Board of Canvassers to place on the ballot the referendum calling for the repeal of Public Act 4.

Since the question on the ballot will essentially be should PA 4 be maintained, those who wish to keep in place PA 4 will actually have to vote “yes” and those want it repealed with have to vote “no”, a situation that always causes a good deal of confusion.

This is but the first of several issues that could be on the statewide November ballot.  The League will continue to monitor each and provide information when and if others are certified.

Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.

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