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STATE BUDGET-SHUTDOWN
(2007-10-01)
(wgvu) - GOVERNOR GRANHOLM IS ASKING STATE WORKERS
TO SHOW UP FOR THEIR NORMAL MONDAY SHIFTS NOW THAT A PARTIAL
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS OVER.
THE SHUTDOWN OFFICIALLY BEGAN AT ABOUT 12:01 A.M. MONDAY AND
ENDED ABOUT 4:20 A.M. BUT IT HAD CONSEQUENCES AS THE STATE BEGAN
SHIFTING INTO SHUTDOWN MODE LATE SUNDAY.
MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE WERE ASKED TO LEAVE CAMPSITES IN STATE
PARKS.
SOME HIGHWAY REST AREAS ALSO CLOSED, AND OVERNIGHT ROAD
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND LOTTERY SALES WERE STOPPED AT MIDNIGHT.
THE SHUTDOWN DIDN'T END UNTIL THE LAWMAKERS PASSED A COMBINATION
OF TAX INCREASES AND GOVERNMENT RESTRUCTURING BILLS. THIS CAME
AFTER GRANHOLM SIGNED A 30-DAY BUDGET EXTENSION.

(COPYRIGHT 2007 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


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