State Lawmakers Continue Early Budget Votes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Several subcommittees are expected to make recommendations on pieces of the state

The Michigan Capitol is shown at twilight Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, in Lansing, Mich. Lawmakers continue work on budget bills that deal with a $2.8 billion shortfall before an Oct. 1 deadline. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan lawmakers are continuing preliminary votes on the next state budget.
at the state Capitol. A House panel could take a vote on a proposal to cut state aid that goes to Michigan's public schools.
Lawmakers in the House might vote on a proposal that would rescind the extension of state-paid health insurance coverage to same-sex partners or other adults living with some state employees. Republicans want to reject a decision by the Michigan Civil Service Commission to award the benefits starting in October.
The measure to rescind the benefits would require approval from two-thirds of House members to succeed..


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