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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Jase Bolger
Detroit's emergency manager outlined his bankruptcy restructuring plan to Michigan lawmakers Tuesday, answering questions behind closed doors while saying they should act soon on a $350 million state bailout to help the city emerge from insolvency.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder isn't embracing a top Republican lawmaker's demand that Detroit unions contribute money to help shore up pensions as part of the city's strategy for exiting bankruptcy.
Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.
Gov. Rick Snyder praised Republican House leaders' plan to spend $500 million annually on roads as a proactive move toward long-term funding changes, but said it falls short of his spending target.
Michigan's ragged roads could stay smoother for longer under changes to transportation funding proposed by House leaders Thursday.
House Republicans on Thursday pitched a revised overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance system that would cut premiums and curtail unlimited medical benefits for people catastrophically injured in crashes.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A permanent tax cut for individuals and additional short-term funding for road maintenance are among the new priorities for House Republicans anticipating a budget surplus in the new year.