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Legislature Returns To Face Flint, Detroit School Controversies

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature returns to Lansing this week following a two-week spring break. Big issues facing lawmakers include the Flint water crisis and a Detroit Public Schools bailout. 

The House Republican leader says the indictments of a dozen Detroit school administrators on corruption charges raises the bar for a financial bailout of the broke district.

Governor Rick Snyder says that’s a reality that will have to be dealt with.

“Well I think it makes it more challenging in terms of the indictments.”

But he says the district is broke and state taxpayers could be on the hook for a lot more if the Legislature doesn’t act. He also wants the Legislature to send millions of dollars to Flint to address the city’s drinking water crisis that started under a state takeover.

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