A group of organizations say they are pushing forward with a campaign to ask voters to repeal Michigan's new law governing state-appointed financial managers.
Michigan Forward says the effort is to be kicked off Thursday night with a town hall meeting in Pontiac City Council chambers.
The new law was signed by Governor Rick Snyder in March and gives financial managers broader powers to correct communities' and school districts' finances. Under the law, they can restructure contracts and take away the power of elected officials.
Events are planned across the state beginning Monday. Michigan Forward says volunteers will be recruited and signatures collected on petitions in opposition to the law.
Michigan Forward chair Brandon Jessup calls the law a "corporate takeover" of the state.