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Repeal of Emergency Manager Law Kept off Michigan Ballot because of Wrong Font Size

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The partisan battle over Michigan's year-old law that empowers the Governor to appoint emergency 'czars' with sweeping authority to overrule elected officials in financially troubled cities or school districts, including the ability to overturn local laws and nullify collective bargaining agreements, will land in the state's courts soon, thanks to a tie vote last week by the Board of State Canvassers. The issue before the Board was the validity of a citizen petition, signed by more than 200,000 Michiganders, to put a measure repealing Public Act 4 of 2011 (PA 4) on the November ballot.

No one doubted that the group Stand Up for Democracy had collected enough petition signatures, as only 161,000 were needed, but the group Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility challenged the form of the petitions, saying the font size on the heading was smaller than 14-point type...
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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