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Gov. Rick Snyder: Approval of $30 million plan will support water bills for Flint residents, help with short-term recovery

Feb. 23, 2016

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement regarding today’s final passage of his proposed $30 million plan to help cover a portion of Flint residents’ water bills:

“The Legislature’s approval of this $30 million plan to assist with Flint residents with water bills is a testament to the state’s continued commitment to helping during this crisis. I thank my partners in the House and Senate for their unanimous support and swift action.

“The safety and well-being of Flint families remains our top priority. Our plan is to provide credits, covering the cost of water used for drinking, cooking and bathing. We’ll work with city leaders on how these credits are applied.

“This will bring total emergency funding dedicated by the state to $70 million, demonstrating our commitment to helping Flint recover and move forward.”