State removed Flint’s power to sue amid water crisis

This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 photo shows a sign on an archway at the edge of downtown Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 photo shows a sign on an archway at the edge of downtown Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Days after Flint’s mayor served notice the city might sue Michigan over Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water the state removed Flint’s ability to sue.

Flint hasn’t been under a state-appointed emergency manager since April 2015, but the state still exerts partial control over the city through a five-member Receivership Transition Advisory Board, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Detroit Free Press reports Monday the board moved quickly following the notice in late March to change the rules under which Flint is governed so the city cannot sue without first getting approval from that board.

At the time, Mayor Karen Weaver and others said they had no plans to sue the state but had to take the action if it might want to sue in the future.

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Detroit Free Press

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