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State Budget Cuts Approved By Senate

The Michigan Senate Thursday approved bills that trim $420 million from the current year budget.

The cut in General Fund spending is part of a move to balance this year’s budget, as required by the Michigan Constitution.

The bills will now head to the governor’s desk for his signature.

The legislation follows an executive order from the governor that cut another $110 million.

Democrats opposed the $420 million cut because it transfers $167 million from the School Aid Fund. Their proposal to stop the transfer was rejected on the floor of the Senate.

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