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STATE BUDGET
(2007-04-18)
(wgvu) - HUNDREDS OF MICHIGAN RESIDENTS FROM ALL
BACKGROUNDS ARE SWARMING THE STATE CAPITOL TO ADD THEIR VOICES TO
WHAT ALREADY IS A NOISY DEBATE ABOUT STATE'S GOVERNMENT BUDGET
PROBLEMS.
GROUPS OPPOSED TO TAX INCREASES PROTESTED AT THE CAPITOL ON
WEDNESDAY. THEY WANT GOVERNOR GRANHOLM AND LAWMAKERS TO FIX THE
STATE'S BUDGET PROBLEMS WITHOUT ASKING THEM TO PAY MORE.
EDUCATORS AND ARTS GROUPS LOBBIED TO AVOID CUTS TO SCHOOLS AND
OTHER PROGRAMS.
MEANWHILE, GRANHOLM WANTS LEADERS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO
MEET WITH HER ADMINISTRATION THURSDAY MORNING TO NEGOTIATE TOWARD A
SETTLEMENT OF THE STATE'S BUDGET PROBLEMS.
GRANHOLM IS CALLING FOR THE MEETING BECAUSE THE HOUSE AND SENATE
HAVE EACH PASSED THEIR OWN VERSIONS OF PLANS TO START ELIMINATING
BUDGET DEFICITS FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR.
WHILE THAT IS A SIGN OF PROGRESS, THE PLANS PASSED BY THE TWO
CHAMBERS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT - AND GRANHOLM HAS HER OWN PROPOSALS
TO TRY AND FIX THE BUDGET SITUATION.

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