Black People Politics : Flint Water Crisis and Gov. Snyder - Michigan

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    Video: Gov. Rick Snyder's legal tab $6,500 per day


    LANSING — Bills for an outside legal firm to represent Gov. Rick Snyder in civil lawsuits related to the Flint drinking water crisis are costing taxpayers close to $6,500 a day, and Snyder spent almost the entire $400,000 allocated for the legal contract in February and March alone, records show.


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    Gov. Rick Snyder's legal tab $6,500 per day

    It's likely a $400,000 cap for a firm to represent Gov. Snyder in civil lawsuits was exceeded in April, records show.
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    (Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder

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    Gov. Rick Snyder calls for halt to internal Flint investigation


    LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has called for the suspension of an internal state investigation into the Flint drinking water crisis after Attorney General Bill Schuette complained it was complicating — and potentially compromising — his ongoing criminal investigation ...


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    Gov. Rick Snyder calls for halt to internal Flint investigation

    State and federal prosecutors say internal investigation, plus an earlier MSP investigation, complicate criminal probes
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    Video: Flint water woes reach beyond lead in drinking supply


    FLINT — Replacing 13 miles of water mains every year for the next 50 years. Repairing or replacing five dams. Switching out at least 2,000 lead service lines every year for five years.

    Those are some of the "immediate needs" for the city of Flint's ailing water system that go far beyond removing lead particles from the contaminated drinking water supply, according to a state-commissioned report obtained by the Detroit Free Press ....



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    Flint water woes reach beyond lead in drinking supply

    A report on Flint's water system found a litany of costly problems, including replacing lead pipes pegged at $80 million
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    Official: Flint will 'lose everything' if it leaves KWA


    FLINT — As Flint Mayor Karen Weaver resists growing pressure to quickly recommit her city to a $285-million pipeline project that she didn't negotiate and isn't convinced is the best way for residents to get safe, affordable drinking water in the wake of the lead-poisoning crisis, a top county official is warning the city will "lose everything" if it pulls out of the project and defaults on promised debt payments.

    The Karegnondi Water Authority, which would be stuck with Flint’s share of the debt, would seize the city’s water treatment plant and other assets, plus 25% of the city’s constitutional revenue-sharing payments from the state, Genesee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jamie Curtis told the Free Press ...



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    Official: Flint will 'lose everything' if it leaves KWA

    Flint is still undecided about whether to use the KWA as its long-term supply; official says indecision is hiking costs
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    Mayor of Flint, Michigan did not violate ethics amid water crisis: attorney


    (Reuters) - The mayor of Flint, Michigan, did not redirect donations to her personal campaign from a charity meant to help families hurt by a water crisis in the city, an independent attorney said on Monday ...


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    Mayor of Flint, Michigan did not violate ethics amid water crisis: attorney

    (Reuters) - The mayor of Flint, Michigan, did not redirect donations to her personal campaign from a charity meant to help families hurt by a water crisis in the city, an independent attorney said on Monday. There was no evidence of any ethical...
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    Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver awaits to testify before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the Flint lead water crisis in Washington February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron


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    Snyder Signs Bill Requiring Genocide Education in Michigan



    The Holocaust during World War II and the 1915 to 1920 massacre of Armenians must be taught in Michigan public schools under a law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday.

    The new law recommends a combined six hours of genocide lessons be taught at some point between grades 8-12, and requires Snyder to make appointments to a 15-member genocide education panel. The law says instruction doesn't need to be limited to the Armenian massacre and the Holocaust, but those were the only two mass killings formally acknowledged in the law ...



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    State money for Flint pipe section approved but stuck in limbo


    FLINT, MI – Funding for a three-mile stretch of pipeline the city needs for its future drinking water supply has been included in the state's newest budget, but state officials are waiting on local leaders to make a decision before the funds can be used ...


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    State money for Flint pipe section approved but stuck in limbo

    Officials say funding for a three-mile stretch of pipeline the city needs for its future drinking water supply has been included in the state's newest budget, but they are waiting on local leaders to make a decision before the funds can be used.
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    Grand Blanc construction worker John Hoadley, back center, pushes off of the wall as he helps evenly lay the pipe during construction of the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline to Lake Huron on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at a pipeline site off of Peters Road,


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    EPA warns Flint, Michigan of long-term threats to water supply


    (Reuters) - The city of Flint faces multiple long-term threats to its water supply, even though short-term progress has been made in reducing lead contamination in the drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned the city and the state of Michigan ...


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    EPA warns Flint, Michigan of long-term threats to water supply

    (Reuters) - The city of Flint faces multiple long-term threats to its water supply, even though short-term progress has been made in reducing lead contamination in the drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned the city...
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    Running tap water is seen in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, Michigan May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


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    Flint lead pipe replacement bids too high, mayor says


    Mayor Karen Weaver: "Unfortunately, all of the bids submitted were extremely high, much higher than anticipated." No bids awarded while officials reassess ...


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    Flint lead pipe replacement bids too high, mayor says

    The city of Flint solicited bids to begin to replace some of its lead pipes but the cost was too high, officials say
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