Republicans in Michigan are busy little bees attacking the rights of voters in general and labor specifically two times within 24 hours. On Wednesday night, in a vote along party lines, Republicans on a State House committee pushed through a new Emergency Manager law to replace the one Michigan voters rejected last month.
In short, under the previous law the Emergency Manager is a Snyder appointee, would take over the powers that local elected officials had and can do whatever they want to a community – including selling it to the highest corporate bidder. That version was put on the ballot and soundly rejected by Michigan voters.
But hey, Rick Snyder is going to let a majority of voters stop him from voiding their choices for local leadership.