Flint is edging closer to getting out from under state oversight.
Gov. Rick Snyder put the city of Flint under receivership in 2011 due to a financial emergency. Under a series of emergency managers, the city’s elected officials had their powers stripped.
But today, at Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s request, the state oversight board has voted to return local control to the city’s elected officials. State Treasury officials must give the final say, but that’s expected.