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Bridge Magazine culled its comprehensive timeline of the Flint lead-poisoning scandal for emails relating to the six state health and environmental workers charged Friday with criminal conduct
From the state treasurer’s office to the local water treatment plant, concerns about the Flint River went unheeded – with some of the most troubling leveled in the final days before residents began drinking the water.
Safe drinking water is taken for granted by almost everyone who pays a water bill. But as recent events make clear, the state’s monitoring is hardly fail-safe. Don’t be afraid to wade in and investigate
With Snyder taking the heat for the Flint crisis, an exhaustive review of available records shines harsh light on the state and federal agencies responsible for safe drinking water
This timeline seeks to present as complete a picture of the Flint water disaster as can reasonably be provided at this time from information currently in the public sphere
THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY: Rating comments of public officials and experts on the Flint water crisis
This Michigan Truth Squad gallery of quotes provides a quick public guide to nearly three dozen key statements attributed to public officials, government regulators, and other drinking water and public health experts throughout the Flint drinking water saga.
When we launched the series "Michigan Tax Facts" we promised to provide the most important information every Michigan tax payer needs to know. So how did we do? Today, we will test your knowledge.
Ten years from now, will you be paying more, less, or the same amount of Michigan taxes that you pay today? Four experienced bean counters offer very different predictions.
Political candidates love to offer chickens in every pot. The specific recipes for how they’ll pay for their campaign promises are far more elusive. This year is no different on the Michigan campaign trail.
Local governments dodged a bullet with passage of the Proposal 1 tax reform in August. But many still aren’t secure. Do they need more money? Should they change how they do business? Or both?
A generation ago, an insurance executive fashioned himself a role as the defender of Michigan taxpayers. Voters approved the Headlee Amendment, which placed a ceiling on the growth of government. Today, Michigan government spending is billions of dollars under the cap Richard Headlee fought for.
Michigan offers some $30 billion in annual tax breaks to dozens and dozens of causes large and small. Do you get any? Probably.
Voters often get wooed by campaign promises of tax cuts to improve the economy and attract business. Are there results behind the sound bites?