Mayor: Flint shouldn’t pay manager’s water legal bills

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The mayor of Flint says she’s troubled by an attempt to get the city to pay the legal costs of a state-appointed emergency manager who had a role in the water crisis.

Mayor Karen Weaver says Darnell Earley’s legal tab — $75,000 so far — is “not a bill we should be footing.” She spoke to reporters Tuesday.

Earley has a lawyer for various investigations related to lead-contaminated water.

He was running Flint when the city tapped the Flint River in 2014. The decision was made months earlier by another manager. The water wasn’t treated to reduce corrosion.

Separately, officials announced more locations in Flint where residents who are in the food stamp program can earn extra benefits year-round if they purchase fruits and vegetables. They’re important in fighting the effects of lead.

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