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Differences emerge in early Michigan budget plans


LANSING, MI – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is hoping lawmakers wrap up work on the next state budget by May 31.

That would be far earlier than in recent years when budget negotiations have stretched until the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year.

The Republican governor has allies in the GOP-controlled House and Senate. But Republican legislative leaders won't simply rubber stamp the budget plan Snyder presented in February. Differences have emerged in spending plans for education, prisons, a safety net for the poor and other areas.

Snyder says the back-and-forth with lawmakers is "part of the process."

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