Michigan Bills Would Strip Emergency Managers of Their Immunity

GOP proposals to subject EMs to civil liability being considered in Michigan’s House

Michigan: GOP Bills Would Strip Emergency Managers of Their Immunity

Last week, Democracy Tree broke the story on the Michigan Emergency Manager Law’s immunity from civil liabilities — individuals acting under the aegis of the law are shielded from personal lawsuits, even if they cause grave harm — as long as they are operating within the parameters of their duties.

Most notably, Michigan and the nation have been aghast at the poisoning of an entire city under emergency management.

An additional insult to communities is that they are currently obligated to pay for any and all litigation that may occur in spite of the legal immunity.

By law, the state is required to deduct these costs from the revenue sharing of the already fiscally distressed public body.

Not if one Republican lawmaker has his way.

Today we learn that a legislative remedy has been introduced by…

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