WEYI-TV (http://bit.ly/1ZBKN9x ) reports that Schuette senior adviser Rusty Hills wrote a letter to a lawmaker, saying an investigation was unnecessary because federal authorities and other agencies were reviewing the matter. Liberal advocacy group Progress Michigan says people affected by the emergency will rally beside labor, environmental and public health advocates Tuesday night near the state Capitol. The Republican governor is facing criticism for the state’s regulatory failures and relief efforts, and has apologized for lead-tainted water in Flint. Snyder says emergency measures could cost $41 million, including $10 million for a three-month supply of clean drinking water and millions more for filters, filter cartridges and water testing kits. The details are in the state’s application for a federal disaster declaration and financial help. Gov. Rick Snyder says he’s seeking federal aid for individuals and public agencies involved in the effort to provide Flint residents with filters and clean water. Snyder’s statement doesn’t mention Flint’s water crisis, just the “challenges facing the city.” Because of its poor finances, Flint government was under state emergency management for years and still is overseen by an advisory board. Flint’s mayor says she expects Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s request to President Barack Obama for an emergency and major disaster declaration amid the city’s water crisis to result in more help for the city. Flint’s tap water became contaminated with too much lead after the city switched its water supply in 2014 to save money while under state financial management. Flint’s tap water became contaminated with too much lead after the city switched its water supply in 2014 to save money while under state financial management.
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