Money for Flint finally approved

City of FlintThe state Legislature has finally approved a 100 million dollar grant to help Flint replace lead pipes and other water infrastructure. The money originally came from the federal government, but had to be approved by the Legislature as part of a larger budget bill.

That got delayed by weeks as the House and Senate argued over the separate question of money to help Macomb County deal with a giant sinkhole.

“If it would have waited on longer, I would have been more frustrated, but I knew we were going to get it done. It’s construction season now, so we’re going to be OK.”

The budget bill still requires Governor Rick Snyder’s signature.