Emergency Financial Manager Fires Entire Government of Benton Harbor, MI.
As you probably know, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently signed legislation passed by the Republican-dominated House and Senate that gives State-appointed Emergency Financial Managers (EFMs) historically broad and sweeping powers. These new powers allow the EFM to cancel or modify contracts (including with unions) and even to fire the municipality’s government.
Today, for the first time, a EFM did just that. According to a press release from the Michigan AFL-CIO, Joseph L. Harris, EFM for Benton Harbor, Michigan issued “an order prohibiting all action by all city boards, commissions, authorities and other entities, except as authorized by the emergency manager.”
thought this wouldn’t really happen, didn’t you? the gop does not care about your rights - for them it’s fascism or nothing. michigan, if this doesn’t motivate you to move, then nothing will.
(h/t yourleftistnightmare, vruz, excessandyy, themattsmith)