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Tue May 24, 2011
Gov. Snyder confident budget deadline will be met
There’s one week left for the legislature to meet the governor’s deadline for passing a state budget before the end of May. Governor Rick Snyder says negotiations are still on pace to wrap up by May 31st .
“There are still lots of things…because it’s a very large document…that we need to get through. But that’s all part of the process….and its coming along in a positive way.”
But if the final deal isn’t ready until a few days later, Snyder says that would be OK.
“Passing it anytime in May or June is a big success over our history. So I view it all as positive. I just like to hit deadlines that we talked about. So a practical matter it would be good to get it wrapped up because there’s a lot more work to be done. So the sooner the better. And we’re on a path to get that done.”
Snyder and legislative Republican leaders reached a deal last week resolving the major budget issues, including cuts in education spending.
Democrats complain they were left out of the process.