Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has hired two outside lawyers at state expense to assist with civil representation and to search and process emails and other records connected to Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis. The two lawyers have each been awarded a contract worth $249,000 through Dec. 31, Snyder spokesman Ari Adler confirmed. That’s just below the $250,000 threshold that would require approval from a state board that meets in public. “It’s plain to see he’s more interested in protecting himself than the people of Flint,” said Lonnie Scott the group’s executive director.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.