A group that doesn't want to see a referendum on Michigan's emergency manager law on the ballot this November has filed a challenge to petitions that were signed and turned in last month.
The group Michigan Forward turned in almost 237,000 petition signatures to state elections officials. Michigan Forward opted not to get its petition pre-approved by state elections officials.
Now opponents of the referendum drive say they've found what they're calling a "fatal error" on the petitions. The group Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility says the petition itself is printed in the wrong type size, which is contrary to state law.
The group will ask a bipartisan state elections panel to throw out all the petitions at a hearing expected to be held later this month.
Michigan Forward says it stands by its petitions, and calls the challenge part of an effort to block voters from deciding the fate of the emergency manager law.