So, Michigan's house supported a bill allowing town/cities in "financial stress/emergency" to be put under state government control rather than control of the local government, until the area completes it's plan to get out of the state of financial problems. Which seems kind of suspicious, because the requirements for a town to be evaluated for such include things like owing over $10,000 for more than 6 months, and which town here doesn't? Even prosperous places may have this much debt.
The requirements for getting out of this situation seem overly stringent, considering as a state and as a nation we are in debt, and cannot pay for all of the public services that we may feel are necessary. Holding towns to higher standards that there is not very much chance they can meet? http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents ... S-4214.pdf
It passed in the senate too, and now going back to the house for vote with revisions. Please take a look at the full text of the document if you are interested, or live in MI, and let me know how you guys feel about this. Cause I feel not good at all about it.