LANSING — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is to visit Lansing today, where she plans to meet with legislative leaders from both parties and push for approval of close to $150 million in state aid for her lead-poisoned city.
Weaver is to meet Wednesday afternoon with Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, and House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills. House Speaker Kevin Cotter is unable to join the meeting because of a scheduling conflict, officials said. Cotter will instead meet with Weaver on Thursday, spokesman Gideon D'Assandro said.
Weaver visits Lansing as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is in Europe, leading a weeklong state trade mission.
Last week,the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a supplemental funding bill of $144.4 million in state funding for Flint, which also leveraged $42 million in federal dollars, according to a Senate Fiscal Agency analysis.