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      Snyder's new budget

      Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to detail tax relief and spending plans in his next proposed state budget.

      A key feature of the Republican governor's Wednesday presentation to lawmakers will be some sort of short-term tax cut for low- to moderate-income residents.

      Snyder is also planning a six percent funding increase for Michigan's public universities. Their funding is down a third from just seven years ago and was cut significantly by Snyder three years ago.

      He's expected to propose extra money for road and bridge maintenance thanks in part to a nearly one billion dollar surplus over three years.

      Democrats say Snyder's proposed three percent funding boost for K-12 schools is "fuzzy math" and residents whose taxes went up as part of a business tax cut won't be made whole.