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Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending Thurs., July 2, 2015

Predictions Of Changes, Conference Greet Senate Road Plan In House A d

A day after the Senate approved a $1.4 billion road plan, including a 15-cent per-gallon gas tax hike, some House members predicted changes while others predicted the legislation was headed for a conference committee.
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Calley Kept Hidden Until Tie-Breaking Vote Needed

Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY cast the tie-breaking 20th vote Wednesday on a pair of bills that raise the gas tax 15 cents over the next two and a half years, even though he didn't make an appearance on the Senate floor until the second before his vote was needed.
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Snyder Appoints Review Team For Wayne County

Just a day after Wayne County was found to have probable financial stress, Gov. Rick SNYDER Thursday installed the review team charged to look deeper into the county's finances to see if an emergency exists.
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President Barack OBAMA unveiled his plan Monday evening to expand overtime pay to more workers, and the Michigan political scene is already reacting with either praise or vitriol to the prospect of extending overtime pay to some 100,000 more Michiganders.
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