Michigan Governor Vetoes Bills on Liquor Sales, Schools

on 13/10/10 at 10:32 am

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Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed Sunday morning liquor sales and another measure spelling out how $316 million in federal money should be spent on public schools.

She said the liquor bill could open the state to a costly lawsuit while the schools bill could have jeopardized the federal funding.

The vetoes leave lawmakers with more work to be done on the current budget. The Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, which has lobbied to expand liquor sales, called the governor’s veto “baffling.”

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