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Lt. Gov.: Emergency Manager Issue Still in Talks


LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says leaders continue to discuss alternatives to the law rejected by voters that lets emergency managers take over local governments and gives them sweeping powers.

Calley tells The Associated Press Tuesday that "there have been a lot of discussions" but there's no single plan that Gov. Rick Snyder, legislative leaders and others have all embraced.

Some lawmakers hope leaders can craft legislation that helps turn around broke cities and school districts without running afoul of voters who rejected Proposal 1 earlier this month. A potential replacement of the former law known as Public Act 4 was drafted before the election but hasn't surfaced.

Calley says the state operates under a previous law that gives managers fewer powers "until conditions change."

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