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Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11:09 AM

Snyder’s Budget Focus  On Flint, Detroit Schools As He Outlines Plan

Michigan Report for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Senate Report
House Report

Governor's Budget: $195M For Flint, Education Funding Increases

Governor Rick Snyder's budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year will contain funding increases for education, and a new supplemental funding bill will include $195 million to deal with the Flint water crisis, sources told Gongwer News Service Tuesday.

Mr. Snyder will formally unveil his budget Wednesday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations committees, and anticipation for this presentation is greater than any since Mr. Snyder's first budget proposal.

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DHHS, Genesee County Clash On Legionnaire's Outbreak Responsibility

The Genesee County Health Department and the state's Department of Health and Human Services took the gloves off Tuesday as a plethora of emails released by the press and DHHS itself show marred communication at best between the two entities most directly responsible for informing the public about a Legionnaire's outbreak in Genesee County.

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Schuette: Legislators Will Not Want To 'Impede' Flint Investigation

Saying he will "not shortchange justice" when it came to the investigation his office is overseeing in Flint, Attorney General Bill Schuette also said no legislator would want to "be viewed as obstructing" or "impeding" the investigation by not funding it fully.

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