Flint
7:48 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Flint emergency manager imposes contract changes

Flint's state-appointed emergency financial manager has imposed concessions on two union contracts and pushed through a new city budget for the city.

The Flint Journal reports the changes were among a dozen orders issued Wednesday by Michael Brown.

The actions came ahead of Thursday's meeting by the State Board of Canvassers about whether a repeal measure for the emergency manager law should go before voters in November.

If it goes on the ballot, the powers of Brown and other emergency managers would be immediately reduced.

Brown says he wasn't in a rush ahead of Thursday's meeting and "it just turned out that way."

The budget had previously been scheduled for public hearings. The modified contracts for the Flint police patrol officers union and the general city employees union.