Task force to deliver report on Flint water crisis to state legislature

Posted at 6:36 AM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 06:36:53-04

LANSING, Mich. — A legislative committee created to review Flint’s water crisis will hear next from the leaders of a task force that spent months investigating the disaster.

Ken Sikkema, a former Republican Senate majority leader, and Chris Kolb, a former Democratic state representative, will present their findings Tuesday. They were appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to lead the task force that released a 116-page final report last month.

It concluded that the state of Michigan is “fundamentally accountable” for Flint’s lead-contaminated water emergency because of decisions made by its environmental regulators and state-appointed emergency managers who controlled the city.

The Republican governor has repeatedly apologized for the state’s role as some have called for his resignation.

The hearing will be the joint committee’s fourth one.