Changes may be made to $28M relief bill for Flint


LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — A bill that will send more than $28 million to the city of Flint to help with the water crisis there is awaiting action in the state Senate.

The issue passed the House unanimously last week and is expected to clear the upper chamber easily on Thursday.>>PDF: Timeline of events in Flint

Changes are expected in committee Wednesday that will adjust the way some of the money will be spent.

Part of the money that was set aside for water will be diverted to early health and education intervention instead.>>Inside How you can help Flint residents

The overwhelming public response to the city’s need for bottled water has resulted in less need for the state to provide it.

A source close to the negotiations says the total dollar amount going to Flint will not change just the way the money is spent.—–Inside coverage of the Flint water crisis

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