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morning news roundup
Thu August 9, 2012
In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . .
Emergency financial manager law update
The referendum to challenge Michigan’s emergency manager law is officially on the November ballot. Until then, the Snyder administration and Attorney General Bill Schuette say the state's old emergency financial manager law is in place. The old law does not give emergency financial managers as much authority. State officials have already appointed or re-appointed the emergency managers running seven cities and school districts in Michigan.
State Attourney General Bill Schuette plans a news conference today in Detroit to announce results of an investigation involving former U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter. The investigation looked into false and duplicate signatures on nominating petitions for the primary elections. The failure of the Livonia congressman to submit the needed signatures paved the way for tea party-backed Kerry Bentivolio to win the GOP nomination in Tuesday's primary. He faces Democrat Syed Taj in the November 6th election.
Flint Olympic boxer
Flint's mayor is inviting hometown fans of Olympic boxer Claressa Shields to gather for a viewing of her gold medal bout. The viewing will take place at noon in downtown Flint. Shields faces a Russian boxer in the championship match.