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Senate lacks support for Detroit schools plan

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

The Michigan Senate is adjourning for the day without enough support for a $617 million bailout of Detroit's debt-ridden school district.

Democrats don't support the package that cleared the House last week. And majority Republicans cannot yet find enough votes solely within the GOP for the restructuring plan.

Senators are planning for long days Wednesday and Thursday to continue considering the Detroit package and to take up a state budget plan.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof said Tuesday that the Detroit bills are "a very difficult thing for people to understand and vote for."

The state-managed district is at risk of running of money at the end of the month. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder says doing nothing could result in the state being liable for billions of dollars of debt is the district goes bankruptcy.

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