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Legislature finalizes $9.3M to address Flint water crisis

The city of Flint will receive $6 million in state funding to help switch its drinking water source after lead and other problems.

The state Senate approved nearly $9.4 million in aid Thursday that Gov. Rick Snyder will sign.

The legislation also includes money for water filters, inspections and lab testing.

Flint stopped getting its water from Detroit's system last year in a cost-cutting move but has had trouble with water from the Flint River.

The state corroborated findings of elevated lead levels in children and disclosed higher levels in three Flint schools.

Residents have complained about the safety, smell, taste and appearance of the water.

Returning to Detroit's water system will cost $12 million through June.

Flint will pay $2 million, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has pledged $4 million.

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