Tag: Flint Water Crisis

Episode 27 – The #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t just about water and it’s worse than you thought wsg Rep. Dan Kildee & Melissa Mays

Episode 27 – The #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t just about water and it’s worse than you thought wsg Rep. Dan Kildee & Melissa Mays

The show notes for Episode 27 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/the-flintwatercrisis-isnt-just-about-water-and-its-worse-than-you-though-wsg-rep-dankildee-flintgate.html Congressman Dan Kildee on Twitter: @RepDanKildee Melissa Mays on Twitter: @FlintGate Website: Water You Fighting For? Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook. The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.

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State of Michigan avoids making home water deliveries in Flint, forced to pony up another $47 million

State of Michigan avoids making home water deliveries in Flint, forced to pony up another $47 million

The State of Michigan settled a federal lawsuit this week that allows them to avoid having to make home deliveries of water to Flint residents without safe drinking water but compels them to spend $47 million in an attempt to do right by the beleaguered city.

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Mayor Karen Weaver: Two more years of water filter use for Flint.

Mayor Karen Weaver: Two more years of water filter use for Flint.

Today is Day 529 since Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder admitted that the city of Flint had had its drinking water poisoned with the powerful neurotoxin lead through the actions and inactions of his appointed Emergency Managers. The true span since their water has been unsafe to drink, of course, is much longer than that. There’s been very little news coming […]

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Episode 19 – Pres. Bannon is “Assaulting the very fundamentals of a democracy” wsg AFT President Randi Weingarten

Episode 19 – Pres. Bannon is “Assaulting the very fundamentals of a democracy” wsg AFT President Randi Weingarten

The show notes for Episode 19 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/episode-19-pres-bannon-is-assaulting-the-very-fundamentals-of-a-democracy-wsg-aft-president-randi-weingarten.html Dave Weigel at the Washington Post: Republicans don’t like Elizabeth Warren. So why do they keep handing her a megaphone? Dave Weigel at the Washington Post: Here’s 3 reasons Rust Belt Democratic senators aren’t compromising with Trump Something @rtraister has said: sexist men are ok with powerful women, until those women […]

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State of Michigan to stop subsidizing Flint water bills for water they cannot drink

State of Michigan to stop subsidizing Flint water bills for water they cannot drink

“Unfiltered Flint water is safe, just don’t drink it, says state attorney”. That was the headline for a recent MLive.com article. In the article, the state attorney says Flint’s drinking water is “safe” but, “We are still recommending residents don’t drink unfiltered water.” Despite this fact, the state of Michigan announced this week that it will no longer be subsidizing […]

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AG Schuette engages in “superficial posturing”, wants to be on both sides of #FlintWaterCrisis suit (& much more news)

AG Schuette engages in “superficial posturing”, wants to be on both sides of #FlintWaterCrisis suit (& much more news)

There is a lot of news to report today about the ongoing public health crisis in Flint. We cover this issue every week in our podcast, as well, so be sure to have a listen. Before we get started, it’s worth noting that last Thursday was the 1,000th day since Flint started using the Flint River for its drinking water […]

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Episode 16 – Great signs are a great sign with special guest Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

Episode 16 – Great signs are a great sign with special guest Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

The show notes for Episode 16 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-16-great-signs-are-a-great-sign-wsg-leah-greenberg-from-the-indivisible-team.html Anne Savage: Photos from the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. George Lakoff: Women’s Marches are the best response to Trump’s inauguration LOLGOP at The National Memo: The Tyranny of A Minority President Has Begun — And So Has The Resistance On the Media: A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets The four types […]

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Gov. Snyder spent 70 seconds talking about cows, 95 seconds about the #FlintWaterCrisis in State of the State Address

Gov. Snyder spent 70 seconds talking about cows, 95 seconds about the #FlintWaterCrisis in State of the State Address

To say that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address last night was a whitewash of the reality we face in our state is an understatement. He avoided any serious discussion about his plans to remedy the slow motion infrastructure catastrophe that is in visible progress. He never mentioned the tens of thousands of out of work Michiganders […]

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Here’s one thing I know, in this new reality we’re going to need all the truth & information we can get

At a press conference on Wednesday, Donald Trump told the nation that CNN is “fake news”. That stunning declaration is part of a long-term strategy, honed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, to discredit information sources that keep the citizenry informed about reality. For his most ardent followers, Trump’s statement just confirms what they already wanted to believe because […]

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UPDATED: Bill passed to alert Michiganders to lead in their water like the #FlintWaterCrisis languishes on Gov. Snyder’s desk

UPDATED: Bill passed to alert Michiganders to lead in their water like the #FlintWaterCrisis languishes on Gov. Snyder’s desk

NOTE: This post has been updated below. Before he left the state for a holiday vacation, Gov. Snyder signed a number of bills into law. While he was away, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a bunch more into law including one that bans banning or regulating single-use grocery bags and one that makes the illegal selling of fetal tissue more […]

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#FlintWaterCrisis update: Snyder STILL fighting water deliveries, Schuette’s office signed off on bogus consent order

#FlintWaterCrisis update: Snyder STILL fighting water deliveries, Schuette’s office signed off on bogus consent order

After Attorney General Bill Schuette’s bombshell charges against two former Flint Emergency Managers last week, Flint is back in the news and, as usual, is a complete embarrassment to our state. First, we have news this morning that an Assistant Attorney General in Bill Schuette’s office signed off on an administrative consent order that led to the charges being filed […]

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