Lessenberry talks about Flint's budget woes and Wayne County's general fund surplus By Jack Lessenberry & Emily Fox • Apr 6, 2016 TweetShareGoogle+Email Michigan Radio This Week in Michigan Politics, Jack Lessenberry talked about Flint's struggling water and sewer fund, while Wayne County has its first budget surplus in eight years. He also talked about the life of former Detroit Mayor Roman Gribbs, who passed away yesterday. Listen Listening... / 3:55 Listen to the interview Tags: week in michigan politicsFlintflint budgetwayne countyWayne County budgetTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Flint's budget plans struggling amid drinking water crisis By Steve Carmody • Apr 4, 2016 steve carmody / Michigan Radio Flint’s water crisis is affecting the city’s plans for next year’s budget. The mayor outlined the city’s financial future to the city council last night. Flint’s water and sewer fund continues to struggle and other city revenues are flat. Flint mayor Karen Weaver says that’s why it’s important for city leaders to diligently pursue other sources of revenue. “We’ve had enough cuts in city services. We don’t need any more cuts in city services,” Weaver told reporters after the special city council meeting. Flint water customers may soon start getting water bills again By Steve Carmody • Apr 4, 2016 steve carmody / Michigan Radio By the end of this week, Flint residents might start receiving water and sewer bills again. In February, Gov. Snyder signed a bill giving the city of Flint $30 million to reimburse city residents for water they couldn’t drink safely for the past few years. Last month, the city of Flint stopped sending out water and sewer bills. The city was having trouble incorporating a state reimbursement that was expected to reduce bills by about two-thirds. The city has been testing changes to its database to add the credit. Wayne County has its first general fund surplus in 8 years By Amelia Zak • Apr 5, 2016 James Marvin Phelps / Flicker Following extensive efforts to improve its financial standing, Wayne County has a budget surplus for the first time in eight years. The office of Wayne County Executive Warren Evans said in a statement Tuesday that for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2015 the county had an available general fund surplus of $5.7 million.