Tag Archives: PA4

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, […]

Posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Politics, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Petition drive begins to stop Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager law

Earlier this evening, I received an email from Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber, asking me to sign a petition calling for the repeal of Public Act 4 (PA4), or, what’s commonly known as, Michigan’s Fiscal Accountability Act. This, as you might recall, is the legislation put forward by Governor Rick Snyder upon taking office, which gives […]

Posted in Economics, Michigan, Politics | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

David Palmer weighs in on the Emergency Financial Manager Act

One of your fellow readers, a man by the name of David Palmer, recently attended a State-sanctioned training session for would-be Emergency Financial Managers. He was kind enough to type up his thoughts after attending the session and send them in. You’ll find them below. If you have any questions, just leave a comment, and […]

Posted in Economics, Michigan, Politics, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments


BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Peter Sickman-Garner