Lawmakers End Lame Duck Session

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan lawmakers have finished their scheduled voting for the 2009-10 legislative session.

Lawmakers reached a deal to boost the state's Pure Michigan tourism advertising campaign by $10 million before adjourning early Friday after an all-night session. The money should help save the campaign's winter advertising plans.

Republican Senate leaders would not allow a vote on bills related to insurance coverage for autism treatments. They also blocked the latest attempts to approve a plan that would have cleared the way for a second bridge between Detroit and Canada.

The Legislature technically has sessions scheduled for Dec. 15 but no voting is expected.

Bills that aren't approved before the year ends die and have to be reintroduced next year.


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