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February 28, 2021
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State Budget Negotiations Resume
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State lawmakers resumed their efforts
today to avoid a looming partial government shutdown.
Weary members of the Democrat-led state House, who spent the
weekend at the Capitol but didn't make much visible progress, were
still deadlocked on a proposal to raise the state's income tax from
3.9 percent to 4.6 percent.
That would eliminate a large part of a budget deficit projected
for next fiscal year.
The Republican-led state Senate was expected to consider buying
more time to resolve the crisis by passing what's known as a
continuation budget.
The plan would briefly extend current spending plans into the
next fiscal year.
Governor Jennifer Granholm said she would reject a continuation
budget unless a tax increase or some other type of revenue increase
helped pay for state services.
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