Governor Rick Snyder is standing by Michigan’s emergency manager law. The law was repeatedly criticized at a Congressional hearing into Flint's water crisis on Thursday, and the governor admitted emergency managers failed in Flint.
But in Flint Friday, Snyder defended the law.
“Generally, the emergency manager law has worked. Look at Detroit in particular," Snyder told reporters.
Snyder says he would be open to improving the law. “If people want to talk about that in the future, not abolishing the law, but if there are improvements that can be made, I’m always open-minded to that," says Snyder.
Critics complain Michigan’s emergency manager law has hurt cities where it has been used.