Tag: Flint Water Crisis

Number of days since Gov. Snyder admitted there’s a #FlintWaterCrisis: 139. Number of lead water lines removed: ZERO (updated)

Number of days since Gov. Snyder admitted there’s a #FlintWaterCrisis: 139. Number of lead water lines removed: ZERO (updated)

Relentless Positive Procrastination On October 2, 2015, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder admitted that there was a problem with lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint. That was 139 days ago. So far, exactly ZERO lead water lines have been replaced in the beleaguered city. That is about to change. Well, eventually: The state of Michigan announced on Tuesday a […]

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GUEST POST – Joe DiSano: Snyder needs to focus on solutions not PR (updated)

GUEST POST – Joe DiSano: Snyder needs to focus on solutions not PR (updated)

The following guest post was written by Joe DiSano, the principal of DiSano Strategies, a Lansing-based political consulting, lobbying, and public relations firm. DiSano can be reached at [email protected] and you can follow him on Twitter @joedisano.

Enjoy.

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#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Gov, Snyder releases new emails & things are looking VERY bad for him and his administration

#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Gov, Snyder releases new emails & things are looking VERY bad for him and his administration

“Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Political Suicide” by DonkeyHotey Gov. Snyder releases over a gigabyte of new emails, still none from 2013 and before Gov. Syder released 1.02 GB of emails in pdf form from various departments in his administration. However, none of them are pre-2014, a time period when many of the decisions regarding Flint’s move to the Flint River […]

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#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Even the Emergency Manager knew about Legionnaires’ Disease spike nearly a year ago

#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Even the Emergency Manager knew about Legionnaires’ Disease spike nearly a year ago

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#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Let them drink lead, we’re eating very, very expensive cake (and much more)

#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Let them drink lead, we’re eating very, very expensive cake (and much more)

While Flint contends with poisoned water, Gov. Snyder throws an opulent party in Ann Arbor Mark Maynard has an explosive post up at his site that starts with a description of a party he had gotten wind of: I got word this past weekend that there was a secret party taking place in downtown Ann Arbor, a posh event inside […]

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UPDATED: Snyder administration knew of huge spike in Legionnaires’ Disease in Flint TEN months before making it public

UPDATED: Snyder administration knew of huge spike in Legionnaires’ Disease in Flint TEN months before making it public

Governor’s point person in Flint knew about Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak for nearly a year before telling his boss An email obtained by Progress Michigan and released today shows that high-level advisors and department heads knew about the spike in Legionnaires’ Disease in Flint in March of 2015, a full nine months before they released the information to the public. The […]

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#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Dem presidential debate comes to Flint, Darnell Earley may testify but plead the 5th

#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Dem presidential debate comes to Flint, Darnell Earley may testify but plead the 5th

Democratic presidential candidates to hold March debate in Flint Democrats announced yesterday that they are adding two presidential debates to the schedule and one of them will take place on March 6th, just before the Michigan primary. Details about the time, location, and who will moderate have not yet been released. Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon released this statement […]

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THIS is how you know Michigan Republicans are absolutely freaking out over the #FlintWaterCrisis that they created

THIS is how you know Michigan Republicans are absolutely freaking out over the #FlintWaterCrisis that they created

After passing legislation to slash revenue sharing to already struggling urban areas including Flint and after passing an anti-democratic Emergency Manager Law – Public Act 4 – and after passing another anti-democratic Emergency Manager law – Public Act 436 – after voters rejected the first one (and making it democracy-proof with an unnecessary appropriation) and after these Republican-appointed overseers – […]

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At Congressional hearing on #FlintWaterCrisis, Republicans go after the EPA, Democrats go after the truth

At Congressional hearing on #FlintWaterCrisis, Republicans go after the EPA, Democrats go after the truth

At today’s hearing on the Flint water crisis before the House Oversight and Government Reform, Democratic committee members made it clear time and time again that the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water with lead was the responsibility of the state government and the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder. On the other hand, Republican committee members spent the vast majority of […]

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#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Former Flint Emergency Manager refuses Congressional subpoena, FBI now investigating

#FlintWaterCrisis news round-up: Former Flint Emergency Manager refuses Congressional subpoena, FBI now investigating

NOTE: to follow all of our coverage of the ongoing tragedy in Flint, click the “Flint Water Crisis” tab at the top left of each page right under our logo (or click HERE!) Former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley refuses to be served Congressional subpoena In an astonishing display of chutzpah, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, who yesterday abruptly […]

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BREAKING: Former Flint Emergency Manager, current overseer of Detroit Schools to resign, refusing to testify before Congress

BREAKING: Former Flint Emergency Manager, current overseer of Detroit Schools to resign, refusing to testify before Congress

Darnell Earley, the former Flint Emergency Manager and current Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager will resign on February 29th according to a statement released by Gov. Snyder this morning on the state website. Earley, who has denied he was responsible for any of the problems in Flint or Detroit Schools, is quoted in the statement as basically saying, “Mission Accomplished”: […]

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