Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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President vows to make water to Flint homes safe



During his visit to Flint, President Obama made a vow to people filling the Northwestern High School gymnasium and tens of thousands others across the city that every drop of water flowing to homes would be safe. Obama stressed the city's water is safe to drink with a filter, sipping from a glass of water during his speech. "The bad news is this should not have happened in the first place," Obama said, calling the water crisis an avoidable, preventable occurrence.


Spigot tightens on Waukesha's water request

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Officials are further tightening the spigot on Waukesha's request for Lake Michigan water and recommending numerous conditions on distribution of the water and return of treated wastewater to the lake, a draft document says. When representatives of eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces meet today, they will attempt to reach a consensus on how much water Waukesha would receive.


Minn. Senate rejects $1B public works funding bill

Star Tribune

The Minnesota Senate unexpectedly shot down a massive, $1.5 billion public works and infrastructure package, splintering a long tradition of bipartisan support for distributing state money to projects intended to boost local economies. Hundreds of Minnesota cities and townships would have benefited from spending in the proposal, which included water treatment upgrades.

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