LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget recommendations presented this morning:

“Today the governor stated that he plans to allocate nearly $49 million to Flint, and I intend to hold him accountable to that promise. While that number certainly isn’t enough to address all of the infrastructure and health problems caused by the water crisis, we need every resource available in order to get back on our feet.

“The governor indicated that he wants to spend more in student funding, but the reality is that our schools have suffered under this administration, and $50 more per high school student will still not get us where we need to be to give our kids a quality education. I’m also disappointed that there is no plan to exempt seniors from the burdensome vehicle registration increase that went into effect this year. With this agenda, the young and old continue to get the short end of the stick.”