Flint Gets Some Control Back Over Its Own Finances

January 24, 2018 AT 10:00 AM

For the first time in seven years, Flint's local officials are in control of the city's daily finances and government decisions.

On Monday, Jan. 22, Michigan Treasurer Nick Khouri signed off on a recommendation from the city's Receivership Transition Advisory Board - a state-appointed board overseeing the city's finances - to grant Flint's mayor and city council more authority in daily decision-making.

The state still has a say in larger-ticket items, such as approving Flint's budget, requests to issue debt and collective bargaining agreements on an as-needed basis, according to a statement from Khouri's office.

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