Two Detroit Congressmen want the federal government to investigate Michigan's emergency financial manager law and whether or not the state takeovers actually work. Representatives John Conyers and Gary Peters are making the request of the Government Accountability Office a week after bankruptcy attorney Kevyn Orr was appointed as Detroit's EFM. Five other cities, including Benton Harbor, are under an EFM along with the Muskegon Heights, Highland Park and Detroit Schools. Conyers said in a statement it's "difficult to identify a single instance" of success of an emergency financial manager, though Three Oaks in Berrien County emerged from under state control in roughly one year.
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