Lessenberry says roads bill won't fix potholes soon and how water affected politics in Flint By Christina Shockley • Nov 11, 2015 ShareTweetEmail Michigan Radio Listen Listening... / 3:58 This Week in Michigan Politics, Jack Lessenberry explained the politics behind the freshly passed roads funding bill and how it won't actually fix roads for a few years. He also gave an update on the Flint drinking water crisis and how it resulted in a new mayor in that city. Tags: roadsFlint water crisisflint mayorweek in michigan politicsShareTweetEmail Related Content Gov. Snyder signs road funding bills after a 4-year struggle By Rick Pluta • Nov 10, 2015 Lindsey Smith / Michigan Radio Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will increase fuel taxes and registration fees and re-prioritize spending to raise more than $1 billion to fix roads. U.S. EPA will audit Michigan safe drinking water program, in wake of Flint's problems By Steve Carmody • Nov 10, 2015 Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio A federal agency will review how the state of Michigan monitors local drinking water. Regional EPA administrator Susan Hedman says her agency will conduct an audit of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s drinking water program. Flint's new mayor wants total local control restored By Steve Carmody • Nov 9, 2015 Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio Flint’s new mayor says she wants her city to return to total local control. Soon after Karen Weaver took her oath of office as Flint mayor, she called on Governor Snyder re-instate total local control in her city. “I do not embrace the current governance model on a moral or political basis,” Weaver told the standing room crowd that packed the city council chambers to watch her take her oath of office.