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State Budget Talks Continue
(2007-09-27)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State leaders were back at the negotiating
table today to try and avoid a shutdown of Michigan's state
government.
Governor Jennifer Granholm says state parks could close, and
Detroit casinos and liquor sales could take a hit if she has to
shut down the government on Monday.
She says processing motor vehicle titles and other services also
could be affected if lawmakers don't reach a deal solving the
state's budget deficit today.
State programs that protect citizens' health and safety, such as
state police patrols, could continue.
The Democratic governor, Democrat-controlled House and
Republican-controlled Senate have failed to agree on how to erase a
projected $1.75 billion deficit in the state budget for the fiscal
year that starts Monday.
A key sticking point is how high the state's income tax rate
should be raised.
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