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Friday, January 22, 2016

PRESIDENT OBAMA SENDS 80 MILLION TO FLINT


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In a six-hour Wednesday visit to Detroit, the president pledged that “we will have the backs of Flint’s people.”

“It was encouraging to hear President Obama say that $80 million will be coming to Michigan to help local governments, like the City of Flint, improve their water systems,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said in a statement from Washington, D.C. “The residents of Flint could benefit greatly from that type of money. We are waiting to see how much of the $80 million will be allocated to the City of Flint and how much of it will go elsewhere, but it’s a step in the right direction.”

~ Detroit News 




The state of Michigan can decide how the money is spent, including how much of it will go to Flint and elsewhere. But Michigan does have to submit a plan for how it intends to use the money to the E.P.A. before it's spent 


Read More: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/21/stabenow-obama-gives-million-flint/79134306/