Tag Archives: Ecorse

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Emergency Manager takeover of Michigan, and how we allowed it to happen

I had the good fortune a week or so ago to attend the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit. Among the people that I met while there was attorney Alec Gibbs, who, in recent years, has been keeping busy representing retired public employees left without adequate insurance in the wake of the Emergency Manager takeover of […]

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White people, seeing Emergency Managers in their future, begin to demand change

The Detroit Free Press, in an editorial yesterday, suggested that maybe, now that predominantly white cities, like Allen Park, are beginning to stagger toward financial collapse, and state takeover, our elected officials in Lansing might be willing to look at the underlying structural issues which are pushing our communities, one after the other, toward catastrophic […]

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Rachel Maddow on the dismal track record of Michigan’s Emergency Managers and the threat they pose to Democracy

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [note:I don’t know if it happened for everyone, but, when I watched this, it was preceded by an ad for Goldman Sachs, which I found somewhat ironic.]

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Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith clarifies his stance on Emergency Financial Managers

Yesterday, Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith dropped by the site and left a few comments, as he’s known to do on occasion. Well, one of those comments, which pertained to Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager law, drew quite a bit of criticism, and, to his credit, Smith came back this evening and responded to it. Here, […]

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Detroit moves one step closer to state takeover

It’s looking like today may mark the beginning of the end for Detroit’s Mayor and City Council. According to numerous sources, the closed-door meetings on the take-over of the City have begun. The following comes from the Detroit Free Press. …A 10-member team appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder is trying to determine if a financial […]

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