Michigan House approves $28M in aid for Flint

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan House has approved Gov. Rick Snyder’s request for $28 million more to deal with Flint’s drinking water crisis.

The House voted unanimously Wednesday, and the measure moves to the Senate for expected action next week.

The funding, which follows the Legislature’s $9 million allocation toward the crisis in the fall, would pay for more bottled water, filters, health treatment, water testing and help the city offset unpaid water bills. The money also would cover the replacement of plumbing fixtures in schools, day cares and medical facilities.

Snyder said in Tuesday’s annual State of the State speech that the $28 million is not his last budget request for Flint. He is expected to include additional funding in his February budget proposal.

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