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Recall wording against Michigan lawmaker rejected


A recall effort targeting a southwestern Michigan lawmaker who sponsored legislation in the state House to grant more powers to emergency managers has hit a snag.

A three-person panel in Berrien County unanimously decided Monday to reject proposed recall petition language targeting Republican state Rep. Al Pscholka of Stevensville because it wasn't clear.

Recall supporters would have to submit revised language and get it approved before collecting voter signatures to try and make the ballot.

Pscholka is being targeted because he sponsored a law that gives more powers to emergency managers appointed by the state to run financially troubled cities and schools.

Benton Harbor has an emergency manager and has become a focal point in the debate.

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