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Obama announces $80M for infrastructure to Michigan

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In a press conference on Thursday, President Barack Obama announced $80 million in infrastructure funding to the state of Michigan.

Obama said the money is coming from last month's bipartisan effort, which secured additional funding for infrastructure in cities across the United States.

"And that includes more than $80 million for the state of Michigan. Our children should not have to be worried about the water that they’re drinking in American cities," Obama said.

The president said that money would be made available by the end of next week. 

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver responded to the announcement:

“It was encouraging to hear President Obama say that $80 million dollars will be coming to Michigan to help local governments, like the City of Flint, improve their water systems. The residents of Flint could benefit greatly from that type of money. We are waiting to see how much of the $80 million will be allocated to the City of Flint and how much of it will go elsewhere, but it’s a step in the right direction.”

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