Michigan voters rejected the governor’s attempt to toughen the emergency manager law this week.

Fifty-two percent of state voters said no to keeping the controversial law, while 48 percent said yes.

The emergency manager law allowed financial managers appointed by the state to avoid contracts negotiated between unions and municipal governments without a court directive.

Voters rejected a tougher version of the law.

Michigan labor leaders say the law is an overreach and is unfair to the collective bargaining process.