The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce has given its endorsement to current Mayor Dayne Walling for re-election during the Nov. 3 general election. "After careful deliberation, we feel that Mayor Walling is the best candidate to lead the City of Flint over the next four years," reads a chamber news release.
Flint will resume getting water from Detroit, officials said on Thursday, a week after the Michigan city confirmed that children were showing elevated levels of lead since it began using water from a nearby river. "Reconnecting to Detroit is a major step toward safe water," Flint Mayor Dayne Walling said at a news conference.
Michigan gov seeks $6M to help fix city's water Flint needs $12 million to reconnect to Detroit's water system and stem lead levels in tap water. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1LkC0QK Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder calls for Flint to switch back to Detroit's water system to address a public health emergency over the financially troubled city's water supply Mayor Dayne Walling of Flint, Mich., center, listens as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media during a news conference Oct. 8, 2015, on a short-term solution to reducing lead level's in the city's water.
Senior Minister Nathan Dannison, left, and Deacon Tom Birkhold of the 1st Congregational United Church of Christ help deliver more than 4,000 bottles of water for kids in the Flint School District, Wed... . Genesee County Commissioner Jamie Curtis speaks during a press conference at the Genesee County Administration Building in Flint, Mich., on Thursday Oct. 1, 2015.
The city of Flint must switch its water source from the Flint River quickly to stop compounding its lead-in-water problem , state Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich says. Appearing on the podcast of the Michigan Information & Research Service , Ananich, a Flint Democrat, said that in addition to lead-clearing filters and water giveaways, the city's water source must be changed -- the sooner the better.
A funding mechanism aimed at the state paying for measures to reduce lead levels in Flint's drinking water has been added to a budget bill in the Michigan Senate. Jim Ananich, a Flint Democrat and Senate minority leader, successfully sought the placeholder of $100 to the Department of Environmental Quality for emergency water services for Flint.
Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich is asking Gov. Rick Snyder to broker a new contract allowing Flint to return to pre-treated water from the city of Detroit. Ananich, D-Flint, asked for Snyder's help in a letter Monday, Sept.
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The Genesee County Clerk's Office has partnered with local agencies to help abused people and children get vital records such as birth certificates and marriage licenses. County Clerk John Gleason said a $12,500 grant would allow his office to provide at least 500 documents without cost to people needing help.