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  • Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, center, talks with media outside the Governor's office at the Michigan Capitol, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Dale G. Young)

    Orr outlines Detroit bankruptcy plan to lawmakers

    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 visits with Trip Johnson, right, during the "Legislative Luncheon" at the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor in downtown Muskegon on April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle, Ken Stevens)

    Gov. Snyder cool to demand that unions give money

    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.

  • FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, Dennis Marton walks with protesters at a rally outside The Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit. The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, officials said Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

    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.

  • Snyder calls House road funding plan constructive

    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 House proposes $500 million roads minimum

    Michigan's ragged roads could stay smoother for longer under changes to transportation funding proposed by House leaders Thursday.

  • Car insurance plan has premium cut, medical cap

    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.

  • FILE- In a Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Republican Jase Bolger of Marshall, Mich., is interviewed after being re-elected Speaker of the House on the opening day of the next two-year session in Lansing, Mich. Republicans who control the Michigan House are adding a tax cut and additional road maintenance funding to their agenda. Other new items for 2014 include shielding gun owners' privacy from public-information requests and continuing to approve anti-human trafficking bills. Bolger and House Republicans unveiled their updated "action plan" to reporters at a news conference in the Capitol, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, FILE)

    House GOP adds tax cut, road funding to agenda

    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.

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