LANSING, MI (WKZO) - Both chambers of the Michigan legislature has approved an Emergency Manager replacement law, sending it to Governor Rick Snyder for his signature. Democrats called it the “dictator law”, criticizing it as anti-democratic and said that the GOP had some nerve passing it when voters rejected the last version just over a month ago.
Republicans say the new version gives local elected officials more opportunity to interact and to be trained to resume control of the city or school district once the EM has squared the budget.
The Governor is expected to sign it. The Michigan House and Senate also approved Kelsey’s Law, which bans the use of cell phones by teens still driving under graduated drivers licenses. That’s a ban on any use at all, texting or talking until they have earned their unconditional drivers license. It’s named for a teenage girl in Sault Ste. Marie who died when her car was crushed by a truck as she texted .
It’s also heading for the Governor’s desk in the flood of last minute legislation.