Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation giving him what many have called “dictatorial” powers. The much despised Emergency Manager law gives Snyder the power to hand pick emergency managers, who then have the authority to take the following actions:
Consolidate or dissolve local governments and dismiss the officials elected by the people.
Consolidate or dissolve school districts, close schools, and dismiss elected school board members.
Sell off public property. Public. Property. Parks, buildings, licenses, permits, and so forth. All of it.
Privatize government services, with all that entails.
Shred all contracts agreed to by local governments and schools, including union contracts.