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Legislature OKs undoing budget vetoes; both sides optimistic

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Posted at 5:50 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 05:50:14-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Republican-led Legislature has passed legislation that would restore more than half of the proposed spending that was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The votes are a sign that Michigan's budget impasse may soon end.

The Senate and House approved bills Wednesday to reverse some of Whitmer's line-item vetoes and fund transfers. Negotiations continue on curbing the powers of the State Administrative Board.

Both sides are optimistic a final deal could be reached next week.