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STATE BUDGET
(2007-09-06)
(wgvu) - A A COALITION WHOSE MEMBERS GENERALLY FAVOR
A TAX INCREASE TO BOOST MICHIGAN'S STATE GOVERNMENT BUDGET HAS
STEPPED UP ITS PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN.
THE COALITION IS WORRIED ABOUT POTENTIAL HARM TO STATE SERVICES
WHEN THE NEW FISCAL YEAR BEGINS OCTOBER 1. THEY'VE STARTED WHAT THEY
CALL A "COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS."
LAWMAKERS HAVE NOT RESOLVED A LARGE FINANCIAL DEFICIT THAT COULD
AFFECT FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS, MEDICAID AND OTHER SERVICES IN THE NEXT
FISCAL YEAR.
GOVERNOR GRANHOLM MET WITH LEADERS OF BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE
TODAY. THAT COULD BE A SIGN OF PROGRESS IN THE BUDGET TALKS.
LAWMAKERS MAY EVENTUALLY VOTE ON AT LEAST A TEMPORARY TAX
INCREASE.
VOTERS COULD ULTIMATELY HAVE THEIR SAY ON A MORE PERMANENT TAX
INCREASE PROPOSAL. THAT COULD COME AS SOON AS NOVEMBER BUT ALSO
COULD BE ON A BALLOT EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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