Michigan Senate Meeting For Rare Monday Session

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Senate is meeting for a rare Monday session as lawmakers enter their final week of voting this year.

Legislation not approved this week will die and have to be reintroduced in the next two-year session that begins in January.

The top issue for Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders remains a potential tax increase to boost road funding. The Republican-led House and Senate have approved different transportation funding plans. One would raise fuel taxes, and the other would effectively divert funding from schools and local governments and instead direct it to the transportation budget.

If a deal is reached, House-Senate conference committees could begin meeting as early as Monday but more likely Tuesday or later.

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