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A closer look at Proposal 1
Detroit Free Press - Detroit, Mich.
Subjects: Local government; Labor contracts; Labor unions; Appointments & personnel changes
Date: Sep 30, 2012
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Section: Front Section
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Should this law be approved? YES __ NO __ (those who support voting yes) * Michigan Chamber of Commerce * Michigan Republican Party * Gov. Rick Snyder (those who support voting no) * American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees * Rainbow PUSH Detroit * Sugar Law Center * NAACP Detroit * Michigan Democratic Party Pro (reasons to vote yes) * The law allows state officials to identify financial crises in local governments and schools while there is still an opportunity to take corrective action or directly intervene to restore solvency. * Without the law, local governments and school districts in financial distress could go bankrupt, affecting taxpayers beyond the reach of that city or school district.

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