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'Tyrants' replacing local democracy in Michigan

  Rachel Maddow reports on the expanding role of the "emergency manager" in Michigan, supplanting elected local governments.

Accused felons hired to run Michigan water treatment operations

  Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's emergency financial manager in Pontiac, Michigan canceled police union contracts, and then privatized water treatment operations. He turned them over to United Water Services, a company that has been indicted on felony charges.

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