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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It kind of reminds me of my dating experience in high school."

- Rep. Sam SINGH (D-East Lansing) after another House Democratic amendment to the omnibus budget bill was shot down by the Republican majority.

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House Looks To Delay Smarter Balanced Assessments A Year
"Smarter Balanced, the testing tool that was scheduled to begin assessing students across the state next spring, would be delayed a year under a Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget approved by the House Appropriations Committee this afternoon."
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Detroit $350M Proposal To Start In House
"A deal to get $350 million to bankrupt Detroit is still in the planning stages, but will originate in the House, said Rep. John WALSH (R-Livonia), the lead on this issue in the chamber."
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AFSCME: Retirees Need Guaranteed State Funds To Approve Bankruptcy Plan
"An union attorney in the Detroit bankruptcy case told Judge Steven RHODES today she wants a guarantee the state will come through with its pledged $350 million in funding if retirees vote to approve newly agreed-upon reduced pension cuts."
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House Budget Plan: $137M More For Roads, Patch HICA Hole
"Roads get $137 million more. The Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) shortfall gets a temporary patch of $110 million. Those were the moves made in the House Appropriations Committee today as the panel advanced its budget plan for the next fiscal year."
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Gov's Residence Could Get Maintenance Money Under Bill
"The bill that provides $3 million in funding for upkeep of the state Capitol will soon include money for maintenance of the Governor's Residence as well, said sponsor Sen. Roger KAHN (R-Saginaw)."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It kind of reminds me of my dating experience in high school."

- Rep. Sam SINGH (D-East Lansing) after another House Democratic amendment to the omnibus budget bill was shot down by the Republican majority.