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Thu May 31, 2012
Michigan lawmakers hope to pass state budget today
State lawmakers are working to pass the final pieces of the 2012-13 budget, but differences are still being worked out on funding for universities and public schools.
If the budget is finished today as planned, the Legislature will meet its goal of passing a budget by June 1.
A House-Senate conference committee is expected to reach a compromise on the K-12 budget soon.
The two chambers are having trouble reaching an agreement on kindergarten funding. Differences on the higher education budget include whether Michigan State University must give up its requirement that all students get health coverage and whether the University of Michigan must report more on stem cell research.