Flint’s water, Detroit’s schools and the assault on democracy
Elected officials can:
a) call a meeting to order;
b) approve the minutes;
c) and adjourn the meeting.
That’s democracy under Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law.
Watch out. It could be coming to your state.
At this year’s Netroots Nation, Eclectablog’s Chris Savage hosted a panel on “Flint and Detroit Public Schools: Disasters for Democracy and Public Health,” which explored the consequences of Michigan’s draconian Emergency Manager laws — Public Act 4 and Public Act 436.
The poisoned water of Flint and the disgraceful conditions of Detroit’s public schools have become the two most galling examples of the costs of conservative indifference to rights and needs of poor Michiganders.…Read more ›