Stories tagged: "Rick Snyder"


Democratic Lawmaker Looks to Expand Food Assistance for Thousands of Michiganders

Michigan Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) this month introduced legislation, Senate Bill 35, that would remove the legal requirement for DHHS to apply an asset test to determine eligibility for food assistance.

Former Gov. Rick Snyder, listens to comments during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about the Flint Water Crisis.
Michigan Court Turns Aside More Appeals in Flint Water Cases

Prosecutors lost decisions last week in two more Flint water cases as the state appeals court affirmed the dismissal of charges against a former high-ranking health official and the city's ex-manager.

Political tensions have spiked in Michigan. (Steven_Kriemadis from Getty Images Signature via Canva)
What Gets Done When Your Governor’s a Democrat and the State Legislature is Republican?

Over the last few years, a hyper-partisan political climate led by Republican lawmakers in Lansing has helped to transform even common-sense proposals into a tightrope walk down a political minefield.

The Flint water plant tower is seen, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Flint. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Jury Can’t Reach Verdict in Engineers’ Flint Water Trial

A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint's lead-contaminated water.

Unemployed Wrongly Accused of Fraud Can Seek Cash from State

Thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud when seeking unemployment benefits can seek financial relief from the state.

The Flint water plant tower is seen, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Flint. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Defense Seeks Sanctions Against State in Flint Water Case

It's the latest salvo since the Michigan Supreme Court in June said a one-person grand jury had no authority under state law to return indictments against former Gov. Rick Snyder and eight other people.

The Flint water plant tower is seen, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Flint. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Jury to Begin Deliberations in Flint Water Case Over Liability for Engineers

Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in the only trial to arise thus far from the Flint water crisis. Deliberations begin Monday.