LANSING, Mich. — Senator David Knezek (D–Dearborn Heights) released the following statement after news broke of former Flint and Detroit Public Schools’ emergency manager Darnell Earley’s $83,000 settlement:

“The emergency manager law is just one in a long line of failed government experiments imposed on the people of Michigan. Cities and schools are left in worse shape than they were before the emergency managers came to town, and now taxpayers are left footing the bill for Earley’s payout. For shame.”