LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), released the following statement in response to his legislation to make Flint a Promise Zone passing out of the House of Representatives today.

“The young people in Flint are one step closer to receiving a tuition-free college education, and I could not be more excited to see this program be so close to taking off. The Flint Promise will be a life-changing resource for so many kids in my city who could really use the financial support to set themselves up for education and career success. I’d like to thank the House for moving this bill quickly and giving it bipartisan support – getting high schoolers enrolled in college or trades programs shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and that spirit was reflected in today’s vote.”

The bill now heads back to the Senate for a concurrence vote.