LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement following the announcement that Consumers Energy and Tom Gores will each be donating $1 million to the Flint Promise scholarship:

“This is absolutely incredible news. I cannot stress how much of an impact this donation will have for the young people in Flint. After everything these kids have been through with the water crisis, the least they should have to worry about is finding a way to pay for the next step in their education. Thanks to the generosity of Consumers Energy and Mr. Gores, we are well on our way to providing every student a tuition-free education.”