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..