FLINT - Top legislative leaders immediately said Thursday they would support state funding to aid Flint's return to drawing water from the Detroit system and ending a disastrous move to pull water for the city from the Flint River.
Insufficient corrosion controls for water drawn from the river, which is inherently more corrosive than water drawn from Lake Huron, where the Detroit system draws its water, caused lead from the city's old service lines to leach into the water, leading to lead levels in the water exceeding the federal standard to trigger remediation and to elevated lead levels in the blood of some Flint children.
FLINT - Governor Rick Snyder said Friday he supports an "after-action report" to review how his administration, and others, responded to concerns about unsafe levels of lead in Flint's drinking water in the wake of heavy criticism that his Department of Environmental Quality downplayed worrisome data and reacted slowly to the situation.
The House Workforce and Development Committee on Thursday discussed legislation allowing an intermediate school district to enter into an agreement with an employer in the state to train workers and recoup the costs in part through a diversion of income tax withholding from the new jobs.
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