A proposed settlement for many Flint water crisis civil lawsuits took another step forward Wednesday.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a pair of bills creating the Flint Settlement Trust Fund. The legislation addresses how the state would handle funding of the $641 million settlement of Flint Water civil cases.
“What happened in Flint should never have happened,” says Whitmer, “While this settlement will never be enough to compensate for what happened, it is a major step toward helping the people of Flint heal.”