citizens for fiscal responsibility http://michiganradio.org en Emergency manager law opponents move to put referendum question on the ballot http://michiganradio.org/post/emergency-manager-law-opponents-move-put-referendum-question-ballot <p>Supporters of a referendum to overturn Michigan&rsquo;s emergency manager law want to make sure that question is on the November ballot.</p><p>They filed an emergency motion with the Michigan Court of Appeals Wednesday to speed that process along.</p><p>After a complicated legal process, the Court of Appeals ruled the question should go on the ballot last week, but without specifying it could take &ldquo;immediate effect.&rdquo; So the order could sit for as long as 42 days.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:10:26 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7962 at http://michiganradio.org Who's behind the group Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility? http://michiganradio.org/post/whos-behind-group-citizens-fiscal-responsibility <p>The former longtime head of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s political action group is now raising money for the group challenging the petition to repeal the state&rsquo;s emergency manager law.</p><p>For 34 years Bob LaBrant raised money for the Michigan chamber&rsquo;s political action committee. Last month he retired; about the same time the ballot committee known as Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility was formed by LaBrant,&nbsp;Michigan Bankers Association&nbsp;Vice President&nbsp;of Government Relations John Llewellyn, and&nbsp;Larry Meyer;&nbsp;former CEO of the Michigan&nbsp;Retailers Association&nbsp;who&#39;s now retired.&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:54:45 +0000 Lindsey Smith & Rick Pluta 6985 at http://michiganradio.org Who's behind the group Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility?