Fight continues to get EM issue on November ballot - Fox 2 News Headlines

Fight continues to get EM issue on November ballot

Posted: Updated:
The Rev. David Bullock is leading the charge to put the issue of emergency managership on the November ballot.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) The Rev. David Bullock is leading the charge to put the issue of emergency managership on the November ballot. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

"The signatures have been verified, but yet the referendum is not on the ballot," Reverend David Bullock said Monday.

He is leading the charge to put the issue of emergency managership on the November ballot for voters to decide whether it's fair.

The Board of Canvassers had said there was a problem with the petitioners' papers.

"The font size on the heading was not the right size.  Turns out the last twelve ballot initiatives have had the wrong font size," Bullock said.

The Court of Appeals ruled last week that the technicality doesn't hold weight, so the opposition was told they have 42 days to appeal that decision.  However, that potential 42 day delay puts the petitioners in a bind.  The Board of Canvassers only has until August 27 to certify all of those signatures, and only the Secretary of State or the court can tell them to speed things up.

We asked the governor's office for comment on the push to purge Public Act 4.  They said, "The Governor fully supports the rights of citizens to express their beliefs.  However, there has been so much misinformation and rhetoric.  There's an important word in the state's emergency manager law, and that's EMERGENCY.  None of this would be necessary unless these communities and schools weren't facing crises or the most dire of circumstances."

"Those of us who suffer from that policy have not had a chance to decide whether or not we think that's the best approach.  This thing should get on the ballot.  Let us decide," said Bullock.

The reverend is asking protesters to head to one of four Secretary of State branch offices at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday to have their voices heard and to encourage them to speed things up.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:31:18 GMT
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
  • Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:50 GMT
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
  • Flooding, power outages from latest round of storms

    Flooding, power outages from latest round of storms

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:14:26 GMT
    More flooding and power outages are being reported after the latest batch of storms.
    More flooding and power outages are being reported after the latest batch of storms.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices