Lawmakers confronting the cost of Flint's water crisis and the Detroit school district's enormous debt are asking for more money to upgrade infrastructure.
The story of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has been framed at one time or another as an act of environmental racism, a failure of government officials at all
The legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, once said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” In the Theory of Chaos scientists call it the “Butterfly Effect”. This is the idea that a butterfly moving through the air in Africa can be the primary source of a hurricane in Florida. A theory that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder found out about the hard way when his administration failed or refused to notice the growing effect of
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, left-wing film maker Michael Moore asserted that "race hatred" by the Republican party in Michigan was to blame for Flint's water pollution problems, but he also ended up placing some of the blame on President Barack Obama for assuring people that the water was safe to drink. The two left-wingers also spent about four minutes musing over the many things they like better about Europe than the United States. although they both ironically ended up admitting they prefer to live in the U.S.
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Key legislators are receptive to the concept of the new fund but say details must be hashed out, including how much to spend initially and how to spend it.