CHICAGO — Warning that municipalities across Michigan are facing serious fiscal challenges, freshman Gov. Rick Snyder Monday unveiled a package of bills that would overhaul local governance while slashing state aid by a third.

Snyder’s recommendations would, among other things, allow local units to consolidate and to establish a new “metropolitan authority” to replace existing city and county governments. Mergers and service sharing would be encouraged with a ­series of new laws, such as one allowing all collective bargaining contracts to be reopened ­immediately in the case of ­consolidation.

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