Tag: Robert Davis

UPDATED: More outrageous deception & secrecy in the Snyder administration featuring: Gov. Rick Snyder!

UPDATED: More outrageous deception & secrecy in the Snyder administration featuring: Gov. Rick Snyder!

You don’t know what you don’t know. That’s the problem.

NOTE: This post has an important update that I urge you to read (after the jump.)

It’s no secret that much of what happens in the Snyder administration regarding Emergency Managers and school funding/operations is secret. WDIV’s Kevin Dietz is reporting on more evidence that has been uncovered and this one is a real doozy. Based on emails procured through a lawsuit filed by Detroit activist Robert Davis, Dietz reports that the governor and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing were discussing who Detroit’s Emergency Manager would be long before any of it was public. They arranged for an office staffer to serve as a go-between in their correspondence, passing messages back and forth through a private email account so that the emails wouldn’t reside on state government servers.

Details with video after the jump.

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Michigan’s Emergency Manager meetings not subject to Open Meetings Act, opponent faces federal indictments

Michigan’s Emergency Manager meetings not subject to Open Meetings Act, opponent faces federal indictments

Things are NOT getting better

Today, the State Court of Appeals ruled that the review teams that recommended Emergency Managers for Detroit and Flint were not subject to the Open Meetings Act. The court ruled that they are not a “governing body” so they are exempt from the requirement.

[More after the jump…]

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Judge issues stunning smackdown to Detroit Emergency Manager review team

Judge issues stunning smackdown to Detroit Emergency Manager review team

Yeeouch. That’ll leave a mark. One of my newest heroes these days, Ingham County Judge William Collette has had just about enough of Governor Sndyer’s Detroit Emergency Manager review team. As I mentioned this afternoon in my Michigan Emergency Manager news round-up, this review team tried to circumvent the Open Meetings Act, which Judge Collette had already found them in […]

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Michigan GOP rebuked by TWO rulings by the SAME judge. Highland Park Emgcy Mgr may be out of a job.

Take that! And THAT! Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette is on a roll. Yesterday he delivered two rulings that set Michigan Republicans back on their heels. First, he ruled that an obscene and blatant power grab by Oakland County Republicans is unconstitutional. An Ingham County judge on Wednesday struck down a controversial state law that changed the way Oakland […]

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BREAKING: Financial review teams leading to Emergency Mgr must comply with Open Mtgs Act

Score one for transparency In a stinging rebuke of the Snyder administration, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette ruled today that review teams that are part of the lead-up to imposing an Emergency Manager on a city or school district must comply with the Open Meetings Act. Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette ruled this afternoon that state-appointed […]

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Thursday afternoon Michigan Emergency Manager new round-up – 2/2/2012

Thursday afternoon Michigan Emergency Manager new round-up – 2/2/2012

This is becoming an every day thing… John Conyers & Rev. Charles Williams confront Gov. Rick Snyder in Washington, D.C.While Governor Rick Snyder was in Washington, D.C. yesterday, giving testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Education & the Workforce Committee, he was confronted by Congressman John Conyers and Rev. Charles Williams II about Public Act 4. U.S. Rep. John […]

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Highland Park school board member asks judge to halt Emergency Manager takeover

Board member says review team violated Open Meetings Act Today, newly-minted Emergency Manager Jack Martin had his first day on the job. To celebrate the occasion, school board secretary Robert Davis asked a Lansing judge to issue a temporary restraining order, halting Martin from taking over. A Highland Park school board member is asking a judge to void the recommendations […]

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Effort to unseat Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts a waste of time & energy

There aren’t too many people in Michigan more emphatic that we need to repeal Public Act 4 – Michigan’s Emergency Manager law – more than I am. But THIS is just an absurd waste of time. The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether the office of emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools should be declared vacant because of a delay […]

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