The Michigan Senate has unanimously approved a bill that will provide residents of Flint, Mich., with $30 milllion to help pay their water bills after the lead-contamination crisis, Reuters reports.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign the bill, which had already been passed unanimously by the state’s House of Representatives last week.
“The safety and well-being of Flint families remains our top priority,” said Snyder, whose administration, Reuters notes, has been blasted for its response to the public health crisis.
According to the report, the approved funding would help provide residents with credits to cover their water bills from April 2014 through April 2016, or until the water is clean, Snyder spokeswoman Laura Biehl said, according to Reuters. The newly approved bill would bring total emergency state funding for the poverty-stricken city to $70 million.
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