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Michigan Legislature races clock to finish lame-duck session

Posted at 10:00 AM, Dec 20, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature raced Wednesday to pass bills in the final days of a contentious lame-duck session, as the fate of several key bills hung in the balance before newly elected Democrats take over top offices in January.

The GOP will continue to control the House and Senate next term but will no longer have Republican Rick Snyder in the governor's office, making this postelection period crucial to enacting legislation — some already signed by Snyder — that could face resistance from Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer.

Lawmakers left the most controversial measures until Thursday, the last scheduled day of a two-year session. Voting could extend into early Friday.

A look at where things stand: