No deal, but negotiations continue to fix state budget

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The state House has adjourned for the night without voting on key legislation to fix Michigan's budget crisis.

Earlier, lawmakers appeared to be making some progress toward balancing the state budge.

But they still disagree over how to balance higher taxes and spending cuts as they work to erase a projected $1.75 billion budget shortfall.

The Senate adjourned about 2 p.m. and is scheduled to reconvene tomorrow.

Governor Granholm and other Democrats say deep spending cuts could result in less money for schools, closed prisons and scaled-back police patrols.

Republicans say residents of the economically reeling state can't afford higher taxes.

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