Experts hired to help defend state DEQ workers bill taxpayers $108K so far
The invoices for experts are in addition to more than $87,000 billed to state taxpayers by experts retained by two top executives for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services who have also been charged with crimes related to the water crisis.
State Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, said Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is letting “taxpayers foot the bill to help protect the very people who poisoned them.” “As far as the department is concerned, they can just keep putting all of these sky-high costs on the taxpayer’s tab and call it a day. There’s just no restraint,” Ananich said in an email to The Journal. (Flint Journal)