No summer vacation? Senate adds days to session schedule

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By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate is planning to remain in session this summer after voters rejected a road-funding proposal on last week’s ballot.

Lawmakers typically break in June and don’t return until September except for holding an occasional session if needed.

But Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall announced Tuesday the addition of 30 session days to the calendar. The White Lake Republican says it’s “unreasonable to expect that we can accomplish our work without the addition of these session days.”

Some have called on legislators to not take a vacation without agreement on another plan to pump $1.2 billion more into road work.

Kowall says taxpayers “expect us to put in the time necessary to complete our work.”

It’s unclear if the House will be in session in July and August.