The following guest post was written by Sean McBrearty, Campaigns Organizer for Clean Water Action in Michigan.
Nayyirah Shariff of Flint Rising addresses a press conference at the State Capitol on supplemental funding for Flint
Last week in a legislative session that went until the early hours of Thursday morning, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed the budget for 2017. Included in the budget omnibus bill is $114.3 million in emergency supplemental funding for solutions to the Flint water crisis. As late as the week before it looked like there was a good possibility that the Legislature would adjourn for summer recess without passing funding for Flint.…Read more ›