Rick Snyder plans $360 million for Flint water crisis infrastructure


By: David Eggert/Associated Press

("Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Talks with Michigan Municipal League Board" by Michigan Municipal League, CC BY-ND 2.0)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is set to propose spending $195 million more to address Flint’s water crisis and another $165 million updating infrastructure, including lead water pipes, across the state.

The plans will be detailed in the Republican governor’s annual $54.9 billion budget presentation to the GOP-led Legislature on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Snyder, who has apologized for his administration’s role in the disaster, says the $25 million for pipe replacement in Flint is a starting point and could grow once a full analysis is done.

The governor and legislators previously directed more than $37 million toward the crisis, including funds for bottled water, filters, testing, health care and other services.