Monthly Archives: June 2013

Snyder’s Got Pontiac Schools in His Sights

And now it’s Pontiac Public Schools. Gov. Snyder was told yesterday by the three-member Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board that the district is in probable distress. The governor will now assign a review team to the district to determine if they are in … Continue reading

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Michigan Lawmakers Offer Huge Kick-Backs

Yesterday we reported that Michigan education Superintendent Mike Flanagan was working the media hard pushing for the authority to dissolve small school districts teetering on the fiscal brink and to transfer their students to a “receiving” school district nearby — which could be … Continue reading

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Michigan Laws Proposed to Force School Mergers

Here we go again. State leaders are pushing for consolidations and mergers as the magic panacea to Michigan’s fiscal woes in schools and cities. It’s not like they haven’t been around this block before — you’d think one of them would … Continue reading

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Snyder to Hamtramck: Pick Your Poison

Governor Snyder took a few minutes out of his busy schedule today to finger Hamtramck as the next city ripe for emergency management in Michigan. Under the provisions of the new Emergency Manager law, Public Act 436 of 2012, officially effective as of March … Continue reading

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Survey: Michigan Officials Shun Citizen Input

Are Michigan’s elected leaders open to citizen input? If the Republican-led legislature and the governor are any indication, the answer is a resounding “NO!” Starting with the Emergency Manager law of 2011, and its equally evil successor, the tone was set on the topic … Continue reading

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