Michigan state lawmakers under pressure

Michigan State lawmakers are working around the clock to avoid a partial government shutdown.

They are down to one week before the budget deadline.

The Michigan budget faces a 1-point seven-five billion dollar shortfall.

Lawmakers took some steps forward in a rare Sunday night session.

There is still a wide gap between Democrats who run the House and Republicans who run the Senate.

Senate Republicans voted for 950-million dollars in cuts and savings to state spending.

That plan would freeze or cut funding for schools and universities and ax 900 workers.

Democrats in the House favor raising the income tax rate point-7 percent to bring in more than one billion dollars.


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