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Snyder: Office 'fully cooperating' in Flint investigation

Hilary Farrell

Governor Rick Snyder says his office is complying with a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis led by the state attorney general’s office.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette accused the governor’s attorneys of delaying the process on Tuesday by not turning over requested information.

Snyder says his office is "fully cooperating" and has already provided the AG’s office with more than 300,000 documents.

"And in fact our effort to help produce those documents is helping being quarterbacked by assistant attorney generals from the Attorney General’s office," he says. "So we’re going to continue to work hard - fully comply and work hard on seeing (that) the investigation moves forward."

A state administrative board approved $1.2 million in public funding earlier this year for Snyder’s attorney expenses.

The AG’s investigation into Flint has cost close to $5 million so far.

Schuette defended that amount on Tuesday, saying it is "very small compared to the harm that people have experienced".

Snyder's comments came at a Wednesday press conference at Holland State Park, following his signing of the state's 2017 fiscal budget.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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