State budget impasse may end next week

Dec 5, 2019

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The Republican-led Legislature has passed legislation that would restore more than half of the proposed spending that was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The votes are a sign that Michigan's budget impasse may soon end.

The Senate and House approved bills Wednesday to reverse some of Whitmer's line-item vetoes and fund transfers. Negotiations continue on curbing the powers of the State Administrative Board.

Both sides are optimistic a final deal could be reached next week.