Mayor Dayne Walling shared credit and painted a promising picture of Flint's future during his State of the City address Thursday, May 7. But for the more than 100 people in attendance, some moments stuck out more than others as especially praise-worthy, and they let the mayor know which with their applause. Praise for the city's blight eradication leader.
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling announced that the annual sports competition between Flint and Hamilton, Ont., will be a go during his State of the City address on Thursday, May 7. The status of the games was cast in doubt after the Flint School District cut its funding to the games in November, citing a $21.9 million deficit. Flint schools previously said the $78,000 the district provided last year accounted for 52 percent of the games' funding.
State Rep. Sheldon Neeley, D-Flint, and a group of health care professionals are hosting a health fair Friday, May 15, in Flint. There will be free evaluations by health care professionals, with services including blood pressure checks, diabetic eye testing, hearing tests, blood donor identification and safe disposal of expired medications.
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State Sen. Jim Ananich says the Michigan Legislature must correct a "tremendous and terrible mistake" with the potential to knock four Flint mayoral candidates off the August primary ballot. In an interview with MLive Capitol reporter Jonathan Oosting today, May 13, Ananich said he introduced Senate Bill 329 because Flint residents deserve to pick their leaders despite a mistake by the local clerk's office.
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Early indications from precincts show very low voter turnout scross Genesee County Tuesday, May 5, said Genesee County Clerk-Register of Deeds John Gleason. Voters across Michigan are deciding the Proposal 1 tax increase.