Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law
Flint's water crisis has thrown some scrutiny on Michigan's emergency manager law. It's not that it wasn't in the headlines before, but tap water with lead has caused some - again - to step forward and criticize the law, which allows the state to appoint someone to run a public entity like a city or school district.
It's happened in Detroit, at the Detroit Public Schools and in Flint, where Darnell Earley was the emergency manager when Flint decided to take steps to supply water from the Flint River to its residents. That's when tap water problems began to escalate.
But what is the emergency manager law all about? What are its pros and cons? We talked about it this week on The Richard Piet Show with James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Click the player below to hear his remarks.