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Document: Top Snyder Adviser Warned About Deadly Legionnaires Outbreak in March 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 3, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Document: Top Snyder Adviser Warned About Deadly Legionnaires Outbreak in March 2015 Email to Harvey Hollins shows officials concerned about Flint River as source of drinking water 10 months before state went public LANSING — An email obtained by Progress…

Document: Snyder Admin Trucked In Clean Water for State Building in January 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Document: Snyder Admin Trucked In Clean Water for State Building in January 2015 Latest revelation shows unequal treatment in Flint Water Crisis LANSING — The Snyder administration quietly trucked in water to state buildings in January of 2015 – ten…

No Exemptions from Transparency: New Campaign Launched in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org No Exemptions from Transparency: New Campaign Launched in Michigan Progress Michigan Launches Campaign to End FOIA Exemption for Gov, Legislature LANSING — Progress Michigan announced today that the organization has launched a campaign committed to ending the exemption from Michigan’s…

Snyder Taps Scandal-Plagued Lackey to Advise in Flint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 26, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Taps Scandal-Plagued Lackey to Advise in Flint  MICHIGAN — It was recently reported that Gov. Rick Snyder had tapped Rich Baird, one of his scandal-plagued advisors, to coordinate the state efforts in Flint. On Monday, it was announced the state…

Documents: Snyder Chief of Staff Met with Flint Residents About Lead in August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 21, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Documents: Snyder Chief of Staff Met with Flint Residents About Lead in August No mention of August meeting in Snyder’s emails or SOTS timeline; all emails must be released LANSING — Documents obtained by Progress Michigan, a government watchdog group,…

Progress Michigan Sends Governor Snyder Official Request for Flint Documents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  January 19, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574 Progress Michigan Sends Governor Snyder Official Request for Flint Documents FOIA Request gives Gov. Snyder a chance to waive FOIA exemption LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan sent a FOIA request directly to Governor Rick Snyder urging him to waive his executive…