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Flint city council narrowly passes city budget, avoids government shutdown

screenshot of virtual meeting with 9 photos of Flint city council members and city logo
Screenshot from Flint's virtual city council meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

A divided Flint city council finally passed a budget for the 2022 fiscal year early Tuesday morning after more than 10 hours of debate.

The 5-4 vote means the city of Flint will avoid a government shutdown. 

The council had already missed a city charter-mandated deadline to pass a budget last week.

The resolution came after the council voted unanimously to accept nearly $95 million in COVID relief money from the federal government.

Lauren Talley is Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition producer. She produces and edits studio interviews and feature stories, and helps manage the “Mornings in Michigan” series. Lauren also serves as the lead substitute host for Morning Edition.
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