What's going on this morning? Blocking an EM, Right-to-work on tour, and a snowstorm miss

Mar 5, 2013

Blocking a Detroit emergency manager

Gov. Snyder announced his plans last Friday. Talk of blocking an emergency manager followed.

More from the Detroit News:

Protest against a potential emergency manager in Detroit gained momentum on multiple fronts Monday, with Democratic lawmakers, unions and community activists vowing to fight through the courts and possible federal intervention.

Matt Helms of the Detroit Free Press reminds us that Detroit's bond rating "is deep into junk territory." An emergency manager appointment might help the rating, but it also might hurt it: 

...Moody’s...notes that Michigan’s new emergency manager law, Public Act 436, which takes effect March 28, also provides a clearer path to a Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, an option Snyder, state Treasurer Andy Dillon and many city officials said they want to avoid taking.


"Right-to-work" goes on tour

 They won't push right to work in the Pure Michigan campaign anymore, but there is a road tour. 

Americans for Prosperity along with several Republican state representatives are touring cities in Michigan singing the praises of the state's new 'right-to-work' law.

MLive' Sarah Stonestreet was at the meeting in Jackson last night: 

The visit was part of a right to work town hall tour to speak on the positive aspects of the issue and was the first stop of the event, which is scheduled to visit 11 cities by March 28. Other stops include Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Traverse City and Brighton.

 
Storm coming, but will mostly miss Michigan
  The southwest corner of the state might get clipped with up to five inches possible, but the rest of us are in the clear. If you're heading south, drive carefully. From MLive

If you are driving south along I-75 later today through Ohio, you will be dealing with a mess.