Ellis Stafford is one of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's special investigators and a Flint native. He grew emotional when describing how other Flint residents questioned whether anyone would be held accountable for the water contamination.
An official with Flint's water plant said Tuesday he had planned to treat the drinking water with anti-corrosive chemicals after the city began drawing from the Flint River but was overruled by a state environmental regulator.
The $600 million would be tacked on as an amendment to an unrelated energy bill and would be matched with up to $400 million in state funds from Michigan to help fix or replace lead contaminated pipes in Flint, Michigan
Republican presidential hopefuls have shied away from addressing the water emergency in Flint, Michigan, while Democrats continue to forcefully condemn state officials for the crisis that exposed nearly all of the city's residents to lead poisoning.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee, "a wide range of experts" to resolve health issues related to Flint's lead-contaminated drinking water. WDIV's Hank Winchester reports
The small but vocal group of people that attended Friday's protest against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder blame him and other state leaders for mishandling the problem of Flint, Michigan's contaminated water supply.