Local Leaders More Likely to Support than Oppose Michigan's Emergency Manager Law, But Strongly Favor Reforms

Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2017

21 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2017

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Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: February 22, 2017

Abstract

This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding the state’s Emergency Manager law, officially known as Michigan’s Local Financial Stability and Choice Act (P.A. 436 of 2012). This law is targeted at local jurisdictions determined to be in fiscal emergencies, and offers a number of reparative options, including the appointment of emergency managers, consent agreements, mediation, and bankruptcy proceedings. The findings in this report are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2012 and Fall 2016 waves of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: local government, state preemption, fiscal health

Suggested Citation

Ivacko, Thomas M. and Horner, Debra, Local Leaders More Likely to Support than Oppose Michigan's Emergency Manager Law, But Strongly Favor Reforms (February 22, 2017). Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2933699

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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