Contact Us

Flint Could Get $1.1 Million from State to Help with Public Safety

courtesy Sen. Jim Ananich

The City of Flint could get $1.1 million to help with public safety in the state Legislature’s budget proposal that is expected to be put in front of Governor Snyder by the end of the week.

According to MLive,  a news release from state Senator Jim Ananich’s office said that state House and Senate conference committees approved language earlier this week to set aside the funds which would then be earmarked specifically for police and firefighters here. The money could help offset the proposed cuts to police and fire in the City of Flint’s proposed budget from Emergency Manager Darnell Earley.

In a statement, Ananich (D-Flint) said “we need to do everything we can to avoid layoffs of police and firefighters in Flint. We’re hopeful that these resources will help provide more options for keeping public safety officers on our streets to protect our families and neighborhoods.”

The one time appropriation comes as a new two year budget, with cuts to 36 police and 19 firefighters, is being discussed. That budget is set to begin July 1st.

The state funds would be in addition to the $2.5 million the city receives for the operation of the city lockup and more Michigan State Police troopers assigned to Flint.

Best of WFNT

Recommended for You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for WFNT Treasure Trove quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WFNT Treasure Trove contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.