The discussion found in my blog post from November 2012 about the applicability of MCL 8.4 to the rejection by referendum of Michigan's Emergency Manager Law Public Act 4 at http://koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/2012/11/repeal-by-referendum-in-michigan.html will be moot when the newly signed emergency manager law takes affect in a few months.
The new law was signed today by Governor Snyder. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121227/POLITICS02/212270407/Gov-Snyder-signs-new-Michigan-emergency-manager-bill?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE. If the vote had been an initiative repealing or amending Public Act 4 rather than a referendum on Public Act 4 then the initiative could have only been amended or repealed by another vote of people or a 3/4 majority of both chambers of the state legislature.
s/ Kurt Koehler
308 1/2 S. State Street Suite 36
Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County)