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March 1, 2021
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State Budget Update
(wgvu) - Senate Republicans have passed a 30-day
budget extension in hopes of avoiding a potential government
shutdown on October 1st.
But it is unclear whether Democrats and Republicans were any
closer to resolving their differences over how to fill a $1.75
billion shortfall.
Both chambers were to be back in session tomorrow.
The continuation budget would make millions of dollars in
delayed payments to state universities and cover the bond
debt-service payments due October 1st.
It wouldn't include a revenue increase.
Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm says she would veto a
continuation budget unless a tax increase or other revenue increase
was attached. Democratic leaders in the House, where the bills are
now headed, also don't like the continuation budget plan.
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