Democracy Watch Blog

Democracy Watch: Gov. Snyder Tainted by Flint Water Crisis

The Flint water saga has taken some wild twists in the past few weeks.

Here’s a quick recap: On Dec. 29, 2015 – a day cynics would say was chosen to generate the least amount of coverage...

ISSUES

Voting Rights

Researcher: State Tried to Cover Up Child Lead Poisoning in Flint Following Switch to River Water

The State of Michigan attempted to cover up the fact that its own data revealed a significant spike in lead found in Flint children after the state forced the city to draw water from the Flint...

Democracy Watch: Prosecution of Detroit Water Shutoff Activist Called 'Disaster'

In the summer of 2014, as the City of Detroit was shutting off water to thousands of homes a week, a small group of activists resorted to civil disobedience in an attempt to draw attention to the...

Democracy Watch: Politics Compel EMU Board To Keep EAA Alive

In a move characterized by critics as both overtly political and terribly damaging, the Board of Regents for Eastern Michigan University on Tuesday decided to keep the controversial Education...

Democracy Watch: EAA Earns Failing Marks on Openness

Last December, regents for Eastern Michigan University put the Education Achievement Authority on notice, saying that a number of severe problems had to be addressed in the coming year for the...

Pages