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Panel to discuss Michigan's emergency manager law

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's emergency manager law will be discussed by a panel at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.

Deputy state treasurer Roger Fraser will join Benton Harbor emergency manager Joseph Harris, Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and Michigan Forward Chief Executive Brandon Jessup during Monday afternoon's program in Ann Arbor.

Jessup's group is working to repeal the year-old law.

State election officials are deciding if opponents of the law have gathered enough valid voter signatures to temporarily suspend the measure and put it before voters in the November election.

The law allows a state-appointed administrator to take over the finances of fiscally troubled municipalities and public school districts. Emergency managers also have the power to dismiss local elected leaders and tear up and restructure union contracts.

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