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Flint activist group providing free rides to Lansing emergency manager hearing

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(07/24/12) - Wednesday morning, the Michigan State Supreme Court will hold an important hearing on Public Act 4, better known as the state's emergency manager law.

Depending on what happens, voters could decide if the law should be repealed.

Flint community activists are offering free rides to the hearing.

Flint is one of a handful of communities under the control of an emergency manager.

Tomorrow is a big day for the proposed voter referendum.

The state supreme court will be hearing arguments on a challenge to that referendum.

A statewide coalition, Stand Up for Democracy, gathered signatures to put the emergency manager law petition on the November ballot.

However, critics say the petition font size violates state law and this spring the state board of canvassers voted to keep it off the ballot.

That led to a series of legal challenges that continues before the state supreme court tomorrow.

And local groups that support the repeal want to make sure everyone has a chance to watch tomorrow's hearing, so they're providing buses for anyone that wants to attend.

The buses will be leaving at 7:30 a.m. from the Hasselbring Community Center.

The hearing starts at 10 Wednesday morning and we will have continuing coverage from Lansing.

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