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Michigan Governor To Call For Flint Water Crisis 'Action Plan'

The Flint River flows  downtown in Flint, Michigan on January 17, 2016. President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Michigan, which will free up federal aid to help the city of Flint with lead contaminated drinking water. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder requested emergency and disaster declarations after activating the National Guard to help the American Red Cross distribute water to residents.  (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
The Flint River flows downtown in Flint, Michigan on January 17, 2016. President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Michigan, which will free up federal aid to help the city of Flint with lead contaminated drinking water. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder requested emergency and disaster declarations after activating the National Guard to help the American Red Cross distribute water to residents. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is expected to spend most of his State of the State speech tonight addressing the water crisis in Flint, after the governor’s emergency manager switched the city last year to a polluted water supply in order to save money.

Snyder is expected to call for continued funding for water filters, as well as extended treatment for children who have high levels of lead in their blood. Protesters demanding Snyder’s resignation are expected to be at tonight’s event.

Zoe Clark of Michigan Radio joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with details.

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