Gov Rick Snyder Enjoys Tormenting The Unions

I got nothing to add, but “BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!” 

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a new emergency manager bill Thursday, 52 days after voters repealed a similar version of the law.

Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel confirmed the replacement law is among 19 bills Snyder signed into law Thursday.

“These new laws recognize the vital importance of financially stable, economically vibrant communities to Michigan’s future,” Snyder said in a statement. “They also respect the needs of citizens and taxpayers by delivering greater oversight and efficiency. Our reinvention of government is delivering meaningful reforms that will keep Michigan on the path to prosperity.” […]

Under the new law, the state could review the finances of a city or school district if the entity defaults on debt payments, has a six-month-old overdue bill of at least $10,000, fails to make payroll for a week or if requested by the governing body or chief administrative officer.

Cities and school districts in a financial emergency could choose from mediation, a state-supervised financial consent agreement, an emergency manager or Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy.

Under the old law, bankruptcy was only an option if an emergency manager determined it was the only viable option.

Emergency managers would have the ability to reject, modify or terminate labor union agreements — sweeping authority granted under the repealed 2011 law. Collective bargaining could be suspended for up to five years. 

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3 Responses to Gov Rick Snyder Enjoys Tormenting The Unions

  1. TN-Cat says:

    Absolutely love what Snyder is doing.

    He is isolating the target (Detroit), reducing their capacity to counter and bringing the rest of the state to equal footing.

    Brilliant!

  2. notamobster says:

    Cities and school districts in a financial emergency could choose from mediation, a state-supervised financial consent agreement, an emergency manager or Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy […] or if requested by the governing body or chief administrative officer.

    This is the key language for this bill. It gives the local body options so they feel like they have a say. It also vests the authority to request “assistance” from the state, in the hands of the local governing authority or administrative head.

    That means that Dave Bing (Detroit Mayor) who’s been beating his head against the wall to get concessions from the city council (with nary a room temp IQ between them) can simply ask the state to take over. They can then strike down the ridiculous union contracts like having an effing horse-shoer on the city payroll!

    Promises to be good times in Michigan.

  3. TN-Cat says:

    Yep. Wont be long before the rest of the state can finally tell Wayne county : you get one tit and one tit only!

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