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Gov. Snyder to lay out plan to help Flint

Posted: 5:01 PM, Jan 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-19 17:10:39-05

Governor Snyder is expected to spend the first part of his 2016 State of the State speech, laying out a six-point plan to address the Flint water crisis.

The plan will use up to $28 million from the current state budget, and will include additional water filters, and bottled water for Flint residents, financial assistance for Flint utilities, replacing faucets in Flint's schools and day care centers, medical help for affected children who were exposed to lead in the city's water, support for health centers that will care for kids and adolescents, and an infrastructure study to look at Flint's water pipes.

The governor will spend around 30 minutes of the speech talking about the state's response to the Flint water crisis. The remainder of the speech will touch on the financial future of the Detroit school district, Michigan's economic outlook, and other initiatives for the state.