Snyder Defends Emergency-Manager Law Despite Flint Water Crisis

  • Michigan governor puts blame on state environmental officials
  • 'Total lack of common sense' as lead tainted municipal supply

Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington on March 17, 2016.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Though Flint’s municipal water supply was poisoned under the watch of a state overseer, the disaster is no reason to scrap Michigan’s emergency-manager law, Governor Rick Snyder said.

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