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February 26, 2021
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(wgvu) - Republicans who control the Michigan
Senate have passed a rule change aimed at preventing Democrats from
forcing them into session over a scheduled two-week summer break.
Today's move came after Democratic Governor Granholm said
lawmakers shouldn't go on vacation next week without resolving
state government's budget crisis.
There is a mechanism known as a call of the Senate, in which
legislative leaders can lock lawmakers in the chamber and dispatch
state troopers to arrest absent legislators.
Republicans worried that Democratic senators might show up for
session during the break and try to order them into session. So
they enacted a rule change along a party-line vote to keep that
from happening.
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