Detroit City Council Debates Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Plan to Appoint State Emergency Manager

Imagine an unelected entity that has the legal authority to lay off employees or ask them to take significant pay cuts, vanquish vendor contracts, throw out labor agreements, overhaul or merge whole departments, and overturn ordinances, to name a few. This tyrant is deemed by Michigan state law as an emergency manager. However, in Detroit, mum’s the word.