Legislator talks State of the State address with ABC 10

Legislator talks State of the State address with ABC 10

LANSING — Fixing the water situation in Flint was the main talking point during Tuesday night’s State of the State Address.

In what’s being called a move to help the Flint situation move forward, Snyder announced that he would release all of his personal e–mails on Flint from the last two years. The Governor also called on the legislature for $28 million in emergency funding for the city.

ABC 10 spoke with State Senator Tom Casperson to get his thoughts on Snyder’s State of the State Address.

“I really appreciate that the governor went straight into it and it seemed to me that he was trying to be open, honest and fair with people,” said State Sen. Tom Casperson. “He didn’t dodge and he didn’t weave. I was proud of the fact that he took on ownership and started talking about solutions. I think he’s going to have a lot of legislative support to get there to help Flint and make sure that we do a better job and make sure these things don’t happen again.”

Gov. Snyder added that he is also increasing the presence of the National Guard in the Flint area to help with getting residents clean water.