Gov. Snyder, Michigan Officials Facing New Lawsuits Over Flint Water Crisis

All eyes will be on the governor Tuesday night as he talks about noteworthy developments in Michigan, including the water crisis in Flint.

Two new class action lawsuits were filed Tuesday against him and Michigan officials over the water issue.

The tap water in Flint became contaminated with lead after the city switched its water supply to the Flint River in 2014 to cut costs.

The city remains under a state of emergency.

Tuesday’s new lawsuits are meant to stop the city from issuing shut off notices if people cannot pay their bills.

Lawyers also want all of the water bills currently issued to be considered invalid because the water is unusable.   

Also announced Tuesday, the White House is appointing a Health and Human Services Department official to lead federal efforts to help the city.

Governor Snyder is expected to address the crisis Tuesday night in his State of the State address.