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Flint receives $300K from state for legal fees from water crisis

Posted at 4:33 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 22:32:04-05

FLINT, Mich. — The City of Flint received $300,000 from Michigan as reimbursement for legal fees connected to the water crisis.

WNEM reports Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley negotiated the release of the funds, which had been promised by the administration of former Gov. Rick Snyder.

The money is being used to reimburse Flint for fees that came up under leadership by former city managers.

“The city of Flint endured a lot under state-appointed emergency managers. We cannot undo the past, but we are working hard in Flint to move forward. I appreciate Gov. Whitmer’s willingness to do the right thing and provide this reimbursement,” Neeley said in a statement.