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The debate over Ypsi’s proposed Water Street debt reduction millage

On August 2, voters living in the City of Ypsilanti will be asked to weigh in on a 2.3 mill tax that, if passed, would raise approximately $10,006,548 over the next 14 years in order to pay down debt related to the City’s purchase of 38 acres of riverfront property, referred to collectively as Water […]

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Obama to the People of Flint: “I think there is a larger issue that we have to acknowledge, because I do think that part of what contributed to this crisis was a broader mindset, a bigger attitude, a corrosive attitude that exists in our politics and exists in too many levels of our government. And it’s a mindset that believes that less government is the highest good no matter what.”

Sorry I’m just now getting around to it, but, in case you missed it, here’s footage of Obama’s speech to the people of Flint a few days ago, followed by a bit of the transcript. [I don’t have anything to add. It’s just really good stuff on the role of government, and what happens when […]

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Racketeering lawsuit filed against Governor Snyder alleges conspiracy to balance Flint’s budget by selling free, untreated, toxic river water to the people of Flint

I don’t know what will come of it, but attorneys from New York and Southfield filed racketeering charges against Governor Snyder and several others in Flint’s U.S. District Court this morning, claiming that the Flint water crisis was the direct result of an “intentional scheme” crafted by Snyder and other state officials to balance the […]

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It’s becoming apparent that someone did the math and determined that the lives of every man, woman and child in Flint weren’t worth $8 million

As we’ve all known for quite a while now, evidence that Flint’s children were being poisoned began to surface shortly after it was decided to begin sourcing municipal water from the Flint River in a move to further reduce costs associated with running the once prosperous city, which had been taken over by a governor […]

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With evidence that Snyder discussed the problem of lead contamination in Flint’s water with his advisors as early as the summer of 2015, the Governor’s hand-selected Flint Water Advisory Task Force had no choice but to turn on him in their scathing final report

When it was announced last year that our Governor would be hand-selecting a panel of politicians and experts to look into what exactly went wrong in Flint, I wasn’t expecting that their efforts would amount to anything substantive. “If the Governor were serious about this,” I thought, “he would have had someone else choose the […]

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