Michigan Senators Asking for Emergency Money to Help Flint

Michigan senator Gary Peters says the state of Michigan failed to protect the health and safety of those living in Flint.

Senator Peters and Senator Debbie Stabenow are asking the government for up to $400 million in emergency money to help the city deal with the water crisis.

The bill would require the state to match that money, dollar for dollar.              

In addition, on Thursday the Michigan legislature approved $28 million in funding for flint.

It includes money for more bottled water and filters, plus services to monitor developmental delays in young children.

The money will also help the city with unpaid water bills and cover testing, monitoring and other costs.