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Snyder Vows To Help Flint In State Of The State Address

Jan 20, 2016

Governor Rick Snyder
Credit State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder devoted most of his State of the State speech Tuesday night to the Flint water crisis. Rick Pluta has a report on address and the governor's plan. 


Governor Snyder says the Flint water crisis was a failure of government on every level.  And he says the state has a responsibility to act.  “To you, the people of Flint, I say tonight, as I have before, I am sorry and I will fix it,” he said.

The governor asked the Legislature to approve a 28 million dollar emergency appropriation for Flint and said a longer-term strategy to address water infrastructure throughout the state is under development.          

Snyder also promised to make all his e-mails related to the Flint water crisis public so people can get a better grasp on what went wrong.

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org