Legislature's November break draws bipartisan criticism

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The state Legislature's November recess is drawing criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.

Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm wants lawmakers in session to deal with the repeal and replacement of a services tax scheduled to take effect next month.

Reps. Rick Jones and Paul Opsommer, two Republicans from the Lansing area, say lawmakers should be in session to vote on several bills affecting the budget.

Leaders in both the Democrat-led House and Republican-led Senate have justified the break, saying work on key issues is continuing behind the scenes.

Lawmakers aren't scheduled to meet again until next Tuesday.

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