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  •  ...so if what he says is true... (0+ / 0-)

    It would be illegal. But it's also a little strange that this guy is the procurement officer, and is saying an alternative proposal was submitted and still calling it a no-bid contract...

    The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived. -James Madison

    by Frank Lee Speaking on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 06:51:47 AM PDT

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    •  You clearly don't understand... (0+ / 0-)

      ...just how far-reaching Public Act 436, Michigan's Emergency Manager law, is. The Emergency Manager can basically do whatever the hell they want.

      From Section 12:

      Sec. 12. (1) An emergency manager may take 1 or more of the following additional actions with respect to a local
      government that is in receivership, notwithstanding any charter provision to the contrary: [...]

      (g) Make, approve, or disapprove any appropriation, contract, expenditure, or loan, the creation of any new position, or the filling of any vacancy in a position by any appointing authority.

      Emphasis mine.

      There's a reason people like me are so outraged about this law.

      "Back off, man. I'm a scientist."
      -- Dr. Peter Venkman


      Join me, LOLGOP, Anne Savage, and Amy Lynn Smith at Eclectablog.

      by Eclectablog on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 07:53:15 AM PDT

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