Flint suspending water bills amid confusion, state aid

Snyder said he had asked state's Auditor General and the health agency's inspector general to investigate the issues and they agreed. "They are highly skilled at doing that".

And now Gov. Rick Snyder is requesting $1.2 million dollars to pay for the state's legal fees.

"The resources were needed to complete the work that has to be done, and needed to be done in a timely manner", Adler said.

Another contract has been signed with Detroit-based Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, worth up to $400,000, so that three attorneys can serve as special assistant attorneys general, who will provide advice and represent Snyder in federal, state, local and civil probes and lawsuits. The materials are from the administration's briefings regarding the Flint water crisis from 2011 through January 5, when the state officially declared an emergency in the city over the lead-contaminated water. Schuette's selection of Flood to lead his Flint water investigation also has been criticized by Common Cause in Michigan and Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon because Flood has been a campaign donor to both Snyder and Schuette. "I need time to adequately train additional staff and to update our monitoring plans before I will feel we are ready".

Ulis, Simmons, Kennedy earn honors on AP All-SEC team
Calipari was frustrated because Texas A&M, the team his Wildcats beat in the SEC tournament title game Sunday, was a No. 3 seed. The 67th annual AP All-SEC team was selected by a 14-member media panel representing each of the conference's 11 states.

Adler said the emails included in Thursday's release were initially missed when the previous emails were released in February.

Snyder's staff repeatedly referred to lead poisoning in Flint water as a "public relations crisis", not a public health disaster upending an entire city.

Some expertsbelieve the Flint River was the source of the Legionella bacteria, although no definitive link has been made. A General Motors plant had stopped using the water just six months after the switch because it was rusting engine parts, and experts suspect a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in 2014 and 2015 was tied to the water.



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