- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The mayor of Flint has met with a Senate leader to renew her call for quickly replacing the city’s lead pipes and dispel “misconceptions” that she’s planning to sue Michigan over contaminated water.

Karen Weaver met with Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof on Wednesday. She and Sen. Jim Ananich, a Flint Democrat, also met with Gov. Rick Snyder’s legislative director, chief of staff and another top aide to discuss Flint’s recovery from lead-tainted water.

Snyder spokesman Ari Adler says Flint has $2 million to replace lead lines at 500 homes. He says the city should urgently tap into that money and replace pipes.

This week marked the second anniversary of a disastrous switch to the Flint River. For 18 months, the river water wasn’t treated for corrosion.

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This story has been corrected to show the last name is Meekhof, not Meekhoff.

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