Lawmakers On Track to Beat Budget Deadline

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan lawmakers have two session days to wrap up a spending plan for the next budget year.

Lawmakers are on track to beat the deadline that comes with the start of the state's new fiscal year on Friday. Twelve of the 15 bills that break down spending by state departments or education group have passed both chambers of the Legislature.

The Senate is expected to take a final vote Wednesday on a general government bill. It reflects previously approved 10 percent pay cuts for state lawmakers, the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general.

The pay cuts were approved last year and take effect Jan. 1, 2011.

The Legislature has not yet voted on final versions of budget bills for transportation and human services. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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