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March 5, 2021
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Lawmakers May Buy More Time on Budget Crisis
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Leaders of the Michigan Legislature and
Governor Jennifer Granholm are discussing possible scenarios to
approve a temporary state budget.
That could avoid a partial government shutdown when the new
fiscal year starts Monday.
But it's not clear if they will reach agreement in time to avoid
an interruption of some state services.
The Republican-controlled Senate already has passed a bill that
would allow a 30-day extension of the current budget structure. The
legislation is pending in the Democrat-led House.
Republicans want Granholm to approve a temporary budget now.
Granholm first wants assurances there will be more money for
public safety, education and health care.
Michigan has not had to adopt a continuation budget since 1980.
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