- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate is planning to remain in session this summer after voters rejected a sales tax increase to trigger more spending on road improvements.

Lawmakers typically break in June and don’t return until September except for holding an occasional session if needed.

But Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall announced Tuesday the addition of 30 session days to the calendar. The White Lake Republican tells reporters Wednesday it’s “obvious” that legislators need to improve the roads and “we heard the people loud and clear.”

He says the Republican-led Senate may unveil a plan within a couple weeks.

It’s unclear if the House will be in session in July and August.

Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter will propose a road plan later Wednesday.

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