Secretary of State warns of possible government shutdown

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is warning the public about the possibility of a state government shutdown next week.

Land advised state residents they may want to renew their driver's licenses and plate tabs early -- just in case services are interrupted when the new fiscal year starts Monday.

Land also promoted the self-service and Internet options that the Secretary of State offers for several services.

The state faces a potential 1.75 billion dollar shortfall in the fiscal year that starts in October.

If lawmakers don't balance the budget or approve a temporary extension before then, several services that rely on the state could be at risk.

Employees of the Legislature also are getting notices that they could face pay cuts without a budget deal.


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