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Snyder won’t comment on Aramark "murder-for-hire" accusations during investigation

Governor Rick Snyder
Rick Snyder for Michigan
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A day after Governor Snyder delivers his "State of the State" address, he plans to go live on the web with an "online town hall." The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday. Details can be found on the Governor's Facebook page.

Gov. Rick Snyder is staying silent on the latest scandal related to the state’s prison food service contract. That’s while the matter is under investigation.

Last year, Michigan privatized its prison food services and hired Philadelphia-based Aramark to handle them.

The Detroit Free Press reports Michigan State Police suspects an Aramark food service worker of trying to conspire with an inmate to have another inmate killed.

“That’s a situation under investigation. It’s a criminal investigation. And that’s what I should say at this point in time,” Snyder told reporters on Thursday.

The state has already fined Aramark twice for employees having sex with inmates, food shortages, and unauthorized menu substitutions.

Democrats are calling on Gov. Snyder to end the contract.