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Lawmakers have come up with what they are calling an action plan for Flint. 


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It’s been a year since Governor Rick Snyder acknowledged Flint faces a drinking water crisis due to lead contamination.  Snyder updated reporters Wednesday on what’s gotten better and what hasn’t.


Governor Rick Snyder Defends Flint Advisory Board

Sep 21, 2016
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Governor Rick Snyder is defending a move by a board he appointed to oversee Flint.  The Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB) has come under fire for revoking Flint’s ability to sue the state. 


The 2.3 mill Water Street Debt - Retirement millage lost by just around 40 votes in Tuesday’s election. The millage was an effort to allow the city to more quickly pay down debt from the Water Street Redevelopment Project.  

 

Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds said that the city will consider a recount since the vote was so close. Then, she explained that the city may have to make some difficult decisions, including the possibility of an emergency manager.

 

 

 

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The state Senate could vote this week on a Detroit Public Schools bailout plan, even though it’s a departure from the bipartisan compromise already adopted by the chamber.  


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The legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis wrapped up hearings Tuesday without hearing from Governor Rick Snyder, his senior aides, or former emergency managers who were in charge of the city at the outset of the debacle.


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A controversial GOP plan to overhaul Detroit’s schools has landed in the state Senate and is getting a skeptical reception. 


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A Democrat on the legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis says Governor Rick Snyder and former state-appointed emergency managers should be called in to testify.  


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Two state water quality experts and a Flint utility official face criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis.


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A joint legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis has been told state environmental watchdogs failed to follow federal clean water rules. 


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The new emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools says time is running out for lawmakers to approve a bailout.  


Nick Khouri
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Michigan’s top treasury official is warning lawmakers to not let the state’s largest school district go bankrupt. 


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Lincoln Park was officially released from state control yesterday.  This marks the first time in 15 years no Michigan city is being run by an emergency manager.  Rick Pluta reports.


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The emergency manager of the Detroit school district took a trip to Lansing today to ask state lawmakers for help.  Rick Pluta has the story.


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Judge allows legal challenge to emergency manager law to move ahead

A federal judge in Detroit has refused to toss out a legal challenge to Michigan's emergency manager law. Judge Joseph Caram Steeh will allow a trial on the claim the law violates equal protection rights in the US Constitution.

Detroit Public Schools Granted Emergency Loan

Aug 20, 2014
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State approves loan for Detroit Public Schools requested by emergency manager