Genesee County wants $1M from state over Flint crisis

Posted at 11:44 AM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 11:44:09-04

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Genesee County wants the state of Michigan to give it more than $1 million as reimbursement for money the county spent in response to the Flint water crisis.

The county’s board of commissioners sent a letter Monday to Gov. Rick Snyder demanding to be reimbursed, arguing the water emergency was man-made.

At a news conference Monday in Flint, county board Chairman Jamie Curtis said that, to date, the county has spent more than $1.1 million to remediate and mitigate the effects of the water emergency.

Curtis says the county needs the money as soon as possible so it doesn’t have to lay off workers and to maintain its bond rating.

Snyder spokesman Ari Adler says when the state receives the request from Genesee County it will “take it under advisement.”