Sen. Casperson: Michigan budget for 2018 close to being completed

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NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - Members of the Michigan legislature are hopeful a 2018 budget can be approved ahead of schedule. The House, Senate and Governor have all put forth their proposals. Now, details are getting ironed out.

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Senator Tom Casperson has been paying close attention to budget talks. This year, there are a few sticking points. Teacher pensions and capital Outlay projects were among some issues debated in recent months.

Lawmakers now said the issues are nearly worked out and the budget could be passed very soon.

“They’ve worked out most of the budgets, I haven't heard of any major controversy with any one of them that would delay it,” Casperson said. “I think the votes are there and I think you'll see it move forward and we'll get it done ahead of time like we've been doing since I've been in the Senate. I think we're getting very close to everybody coming back together. In fact it could happen this week.”

Casperson also sat down to talk to TV6’s own Don Ryan for a taping of The Ryan Report. You can catch that entire interview this Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 a.m. on TV6. The entire interview will also be available online at UpperMichigansSource.com by early afternoon next Monday, June 26.

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