FLINT, Mich. – Michigan lawmakers are now passing a plan to use $600 million to pay for the state’s proposed settlement.
It’s with the residents of Flint, who filed a lawsuit after their water supply became contaminated with increased levels of lead.
The money is coming from a state economic development fund that will cost more than $1 billion.
It’s to repay over 30 years at the rate of $35 million annually.
Officials say, it will be Michigan’s largest government legal settlement.
Back in 2014, Flint switched its drinking water source in an attempt to save money for the city.