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Petition To Recall Governor Snyder Gets OK

Feb 23, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder (R-Michigan)
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A state elections board has approved language for another petition seeking to recall Governor Rick Snyder. 


This is the first petition approved for circulation that cites the governor’s handling of the Flint water crisis as a reason to remove him from office.  It would be an unprecedented, colossal task to gather the needed 790,000 signatures in 60 days to get on the ballot.  Governor Snyder isn’t saying much about the recall efforts.

“That’s part of the democratic process.”

At the same time the recall language was approved, Snyder released new data that say one in ten Flint homes is showing high lead levels.  It’s the first data from the state’s new “sentinel sites,” which were selected to continually gather data in a controlled, scientific setting.

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— Jake Neher is the State Capitol Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org