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Gov. Rick Snyder: Legislative approval of $30 million to assist Flint residents with water bills essential step in ongoing recovery efforts

Feb. 18, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder made the following statement today with regards to the state House’s approval of $30 million to provide relief for a portion of Flint residents’ water and sewer bills going back to April 2014:

“Flint residents should not have to pay for water they cannot drink. I have continually said that the crisis will be solved by everyone coming together with solutions, and I would like to thank the Legislature for being a strong partner on getting immediate funding for recovery to the city,” Snyder said. “Politicizing this issue has not yet delivered any solutions for Flint’s families, but with passage of today’s $30 million, Michigan lawmakers have helped to aid Flint residents with nearly $70 million in state funding in the past four months. The Legislature’s continuing support demonstrates the positive results that come from putting people above politics.”

Editor’s note: The Senate will need to concur on the House’s version of SB 136.