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STATE BUDGET
(2007-09-07)
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PRESSURE HAVE FAILED TO RESOLVE MICHIGAN'S STATE GOVERNMENT BUDGET
CRISIS.
THE STATE SENATE AND STATE HOUSE MET INTO THE NIGHT BUT FAILED
TO REACH A DEAL ON FILLING AN ESTIMATED $1.7 BILLION SHORTFALL IN
THE BUDGET YEAR THAT STARTS OCT. 1.
THURSDAY WAS THE DEADLINE FOR PLACING ANY PART OF A
MONEY-RAISING PLAN BEFORE MICHIGAN VOTERS IN NOVEMBER.
DEMOCRATIC HOUSE SPEAKER ANDY DILLON AND REPUBLICAN SENATE
MAJORITY LEADER MIKE BISHOP BLAMED EACH OTHER FOR A POSSIBLE STATE
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.
MONEY-RAISING PROPOSALS INCLUDING ADDING A PENNY TO THE SALES
TAX AND TEMPORARILY RAISING THE INCOME TAX BY SEVEN-10THS OF A
PERCENTAGE POINT.

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