President Obama was in Flint today (Wed.). He called the city’s drinking water crisis a man-made tragedy. But he also said anti-government crusades have discouraged critical investments in infrastructure.
Addressing a crowd of about a thousand people gathered in a high school gym, the president promised a sustained federal effort to help Flint recover
The president it will be years before all the water lines in the city are safe. In the mean time, he said, people should feel safe drinking tap water – as long as it’s filtered.
Governor Rick Snyder took the stage to face an angry crowd in Flint today (Wed.). About a thousand people were gathered in a high school gymnasium to hear President Obama’s address in the city’s drinking water crisis. Many booed as the governor spoke for about two and a half minutes.
Governor Snyder is widely blamed in Flint for decisions that led to lead-tainted drinking water. Continue reading →
A little girl’s letter has lead to a presidential trip to Flint next week. The Obama administration announced this week the President will visit Flint next week to hear from residents about the ongoing water crisis.
Presidential Candidate John Kasich visited Traverse City on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primaries. During a press conference following the rally, Kasich spoke about his path to the Republican nomination.
About 3200 people turned out to hear Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders in Kalamazoo this morning. At the Wings Event Center, Sanders told the crowd that he’ll work to make things better for working people and students if he’s elected president. He drew cheers with proposals for a $15 minimum wage, free tuition at public universities and lower costs for prescription drugs. Sanders also called on the US to reinvest in its aging roads and water systems. He says the money to fix them could be raised by closing corporate tax loopholes. Continue reading →
Setting up for the event at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint
Today, A delegation of members of Congress went to Flint to listen to the grievances of local residents.
More than 100 people showed up to tell their stories, and attempt to be heard at the national level.
The overarching theme for the event, as Nancy Pelosi addressed a church full of Flint residents, was looking forward. Continue reading →
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
More than two dozen members of Congress visited Flint on Friday, to learn more about that city’s water contamination crisis. Before the visit, he spoke with CMU Public Radio’s Mike Horace about Flint’s water woes, and his hopes for the congressional visit. Continue reading →
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is taking aim at free trade deals like NAFTA and the recent Trans Pacific Partnership. He says they’ve cost the country millions of jobs. And he says it’s a critical difference between him and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Continue reading →