Statement from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) on the Flint Water Advisory Task Force recommendations:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

“The newly issued report from the Flint Water Advisory Task Force, appointed by the governor himself, concludes what we in the House Democratic Caucus have said all along: that the governor himself bears much of the responsibility for this disaster. The report found that the governor attempted to dodge responsibility by using ‘inappropriate official public relations efforts’ to blame local or federal government officials. In addition, the report calls for an overhaul of the emergency manager law, which allowed governor-appointed autocrats to operate without checks and balances. These findings underscore the need to hold the governor and others accountable, and to enact reforms to ensure this kind of disaster never happens again in Michigan.”