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Michigan: Scaring the democrats into honesty?

Well maybe not that far, but …

This is the bill that has the progressive democrats in such democrat-run cities such as Detroit running to their union buddies to finance campaigns against anyone associated with Michigan House Bill 4214 in order to kill one of the most important and far-reaching pieces of legislation passed in years.

This legislation would allow state-appointed managers to take over the management of cities and school districts which have been declared to be in a state of fiscal emergency. And in some extreme cases, tossing out elected officials, requiring new elections, setting aside union contracts and selling, if necessary municipally-owned properties.

Here is the description …

Michigan House Bill 4214, known as the “Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, became effective March 16, 2011 …

AN ACT to safeguard and assure the fiscal accountability of units of local government, including school districts; to preserve the capacity of units of local government to provide or cause to be provided necessary services essential to the public health, safety, and welfare; to provide for review, management, planning, and control of the financial operation of units of local government and the provision of services by units of local government, including school districts; to provide criteria to be used in determining the financial condition of units of local government, including school districts; to permit a declaration of the existence of a local government financial emergency and to prescribe the powers and duties of the governor, other state departments, boards, agencies, officials, and employees, and officials and employees of units of local government, including school districts; to provide for placing units of local government, including school districts, into receivership; to provide for a review and appeal process; to provide for the appointment and to prescribe the powers and duties of an emergency manager; to require the development of financial and operational plans to regulate expenditures, investments, and the provision of services by units of local government, including school districts, in a state of financial stress or financial emergency; to provide for the modification or termination of contracts under certain circumstances; to set forth the conditions for termination of a local government financial emergency; and to repeal acts and parts of acts. <Source>

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder knows what he is doing …

Here is a governor who has experience with accounting, the law and entrepreneurial companies. Almost a prescription for a turnaround expert who can bring sanity to the decaying rustbelt that is Michigan.

“After graduating from Battle Creek Lakeview High School a semester early, Rick earned three degrees from the University of Michigan, all by the age of 23. He obtained his Bachelor's degree with high distinction in 1977, his MBA with distinction in 1979 and a JD in 1982.”

“Following a successful career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he became a partner in six years, Rick left his home state of Michigan to help manage Gateway computers. As the 763rd employee to join the company, he guided the growth of Gateway until it became a Fortune 500 company with over 10,000 employees. During these years of rapid growth, Rick was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. He ran the day-to-day operations of Gateway and worked directly with Ted Waitt - the founder of the company.” <Source>

Bottom line …

Here is a man who scare the bejesus out of corrupt and complacent democrats who have plundered the state’s municipalities for years. Only time will tell whether or not Governor Snyder can make a real difference.

But one thing is certain. If he didn’t try, the downward spiral of decay, crime and corruption under democrat-run regime would continue.

-- steve

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