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Voters Shoot Down Proposal 1

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Michigan residents have voted down the state's emergency managers law.

 Voters on Tuesday defeated a proposal to keep the law that allowed state-appointed managers to dismiss local elected leaders and negate union contracts in municipalities and school districts deemed to be in fiscal emergencies.

It was the closest of the 6 proposals to come before Michigan voters on election day.

 The vote is a blow to Republican Governor Rick Snyder, who championed the law and argued the state must be able help Michigan's struggling areas. Snyder has so far appointed managers in five cities and three school districts. 

Snyder had campaigned on a "Yes on 1, No on the Rest" platform.

Critics argued the law was a state power grab that usurped local elected officials' rights in municipalities and school districts deemed to be in fiscal emergencies.

 

The vote is a blow to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who championed the law and argued the state must be able help Michigan's struggling areas. Snyder has so far appointed managers in five cities and three school districts.

 

Critics argued the law was a state power grab that usurped local elected officials' rights. 

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says he and fellow Republicans have a proposal for a law to replace the one shot down by voters, but haven't released details because it's under legal review.

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