Michigan’s Legislature Set To Gavel In For 100th Session

Jan 7, 2019

Michigan Capitol
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The Michigan Legislature will gavel in for its 100th session this week.  Lawmakers say they have one multi-billion dollar issue to tackle first.

At the end of the first week of the session, economists and numbers wonks will gather at the Capitol to tell lawmakers how big the budget should be this year.

The layout for how Michigan will spend its money for the upcoming year will be one of the first big hurdles the new Legislature and governor have to work on.

Christine Greig will be named leader of the Democrats in the state House.

“The budget is going to be just a critical statement of values of this 100th Legislature.”

During his eight years in office, former governor Rick Snyder always signed the budgets months before the October deadline.  Lawmakers head back to work on Wednesday.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org