Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and several of his top aides were reportedly told that they will face charges for their role in the Flint Water Crisis, which began in 2014 and left the city of approximately 100,000 without clean water for years.
Two people aware of the charges told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Michigan attorney general’s office has made their defense lawyers aware of the coming charges and told them to shortly expect court appearances. The nature of the charges against Snyder, a Republican, former heath department director Nick Lyon and other his aides remained unknown.
Rick Snyder, a former Republican Governor from Michigan, endorsed Joe Biden for president Thursday in an opinion column published in USA Today.
Snyder, who said that he “will continue to stand up for Republican policies and values,” also said that he believes President Donald Trump has failed to unify the nation.
Four years ago this month, then-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared an emergency in Flint, and $390 million in state aid began pouring in. Much of the money, however, was spent on activities only peripherally related to lead in water, state spending data show.
A new bill passed the Michigan House of Representatives Thursday that will require the state’s Department of Education to assign each public school a grade of A-F each year. Supporters of the bill, which narrowly passed in a vote of 56-53, say that it will help provide parents with information…