Tag: Flint Water Crisis

After refusing to “point fingers”, Gov. Snyder points fingers at Congressional #FlintWaterCrisis hearing

After refusing to “point fingers”, Gov. Snyder points fingers at Congressional #FlintWaterCrisis hearing

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder began his opening statement before the House Government Oversight Committee hearing on the Flint water crisis by saying, “I am not going to point fingers.” In the same statement and in comments made during questioning, he then blamed the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the failure to […]

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Former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley plays the victim at #FlintWaterCrisis Congressional hearing

Former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley plays the victim at #FlintWaterCrisis Congressional hearing

Yesterday’s Flint water crisis hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was an astonishing thing to watch. As the beleaguered city is still reeling from the poisoning of its drinking water and the death of at least nine people from Legionnaires’ Disease, one of the men chiefly responsible for the catastrophe declared said that he’s been “unjustly […]

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The buck only stops with Emergency Managers when things go well, not for the #FlintWaterCrisis

The buck only stops with Emergency Managers when things go well, not for the #FlintWaterCrisis

As we know all too well here in Michigan, once an Emergency Manager takes over a city, none of the elected leaders holds any power. In fact, anything they have done up to that point is considered to have been done by an inept, possibly corrupt, group of elected officials. Otherwise, an Emergency Manager wouldn’t have been needed. It’s at […]

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Legal complaint filed against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for failing to establish a #FlintWaterCrisis legal defense fund

Legal complaint filed against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for failing to establish a #FlintWaterCrisis legal defense fund

“Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Political Suicide” by DonkeyHotey This post has been updated to reflect that this is a legal complaint, not a lawsuit. The Michigan Legal Defense Fund Act requires that a legal defense fund be established for any elected official that receives contributions for “the purpose of defending an elected official in a criminal, civil, or administrative action […]

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Multi-millionaire Gov. Rick Snyder puts Michigan taxpayers on the hook for his personal #FlintWaterCrisis legal bills

Multi-millionaire Gov. Rick Snyder puts Michigan taxpayers on the hook for his personal #FlintWaterCrisis legal bills

NOTE: This post has been updated HERE. As I wrote about earlier this week, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette are asking the taxpayer of our state to foot the bills for their legal bills related to defending Snyder from the lawsuits filed against him for his response to the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water with the […]

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Now that the primary is over, we can’t let the #FlintWaterCrisis just be an example

Now that the primary is over, we can’t let the #FlintWaterCrisis just be an example

It’s a uniquely Michigan story. To pinch pennies — saving $5 million, a tiny fraction of the hundreds of millions in corporate tax cuts Rick Snyder and Republicans have handed out while slashing government services — a city had its drinking water switched and poisoned with lead by an autocratic “emergency manager” who was appointed by and only reported to […]

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Here’s who won the Democratic presidential debate in Flint

Here’s who won the Democratic presidential debate in Flint

Last night’s Democratic debate in Flint showed America that there is a stark contrast between the Democrats and the Republicans who are vying to be the president of our country. And there were two clear winners in the debate: Flint and the American people. During their debate in Detroit over the weekend, the Republican candidates argued over who would be […]

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#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: State government agency steps in to stop lead water line replacement (and MORE!)

#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: State government agency steps in to stop lead water line replacement (and MORE!)

State steps in to halt lead water line removal in Flint Today marks the 155th day since Gov. Rick Snyder publicly conceded that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan was poisoned with the powerful, odorless, tasteless, invisible neurotoxin lead. Since that day, exactly ZERO lead water service lines have been removed by the state. Yesterday, Flint took matters into their […]

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Former Flint & Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley will receive over $80K in consulting fees

Former Flint & Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley will receive over $80K in consulting fees

It’s a good gig if you can get it Darnell Earley, the disgraced former Emergency Manager for the city of Flint and, more recently, Detroit Public Schools (DPS), will receive $82,862.90 through mid-July to work as a consultant for the school district. Earley resigned his position last month because, according to his jaw dropping assessment, he had rectified the school […]

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CNN discovers what Michigan journalists already know: Snyder adminstration hides information behind HUGE FOIA fees

CNN discovers what Michigan journalists already know: Snyder adminstration hides information behind HUGE FOIA fees

The Snyder administration had long been thought to be using fees to process FOIA requests as a way to avoid transparency and to scare off inquisitive journalists and private citizens from poking around in their (public) affairs. Then, last October, the fine folks at Progress Michigan got definitive proof that FOIA fees were being wielded as a weapon against transparency. […]

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#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Gov. Snyder knew about Flint water issues 9 months before admitting it (and MORE!)

#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Gov. Snyder knew about Flint water issues 9 months before admitting it (and MORE!)

“Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Political Suicide” by DonkeyHotey Gov. Snyder knew about Flint’s water issues nine full months before going public Time after time after time, Gov. Rick Snyder’s response to questions about his administration’s lackadaisical response to the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water with the powerful, odorless, invisible neurotoxin lead has been “I never knew about it”. He has […]

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