Michigan Lawmakers Return to Work on State Budget

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan lawmakers are scheduled to resume voting on state government budget plans for the fiscal year that begins Friday.

The Legislature returns to session Tuesday to continue work toward erasing a projected $484 million budget deficit.

Much of the spending plan is already in place. But lawmakers still have to finish budgets including those for state aid to universities, transportation, human services and a few other departments.

The budget-balancing plan includes a retirement incentive package for state workers and a tax amnesty program.

Michigan's budget situation has been helped through federal aid, including extra money for schools and Medicaid.

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