CHICAGO – Michigan officials on Wednesday took steps to ensure that emergency financial managers remain in place at three school districts and four cities after the election board formally approved putting a measure asking voters to repeal the management law on the November ballot.

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted Wednesday to place the Public Act 4 referendum --which outlines state authority over troubled municipalities -- on the Nov. 6 ballot, election officials confirmed. The move followed a Michigan Supreme Court ruling on Friday that a referendum to overturn the current law must be allowed on the ballot.

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