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Transit Authority Bill Stalls After House Dems Withhold Votes Over Right-To-Work

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A protest by Democratic lawmakers over a possible right-to-work bill forced Michigan House Republicans to remove a transit authority bill from consideration Wednesday. | Panayiotis Tzamaros/AFP/Getty

House Democrats this afternoon refused to support a bill they largely support — one that would create a regional transit authority — and not enough Republicans were willing to vote for it, forcing the GOP to pull the bill from consideration before it was voted down.

Earlier this afternoon, the Democrats on the House Transportation Committee abstained from voting on passage of the measure, Senate Bill 909, as their first salvo to keep their promise of not supporting key legislation as a protest to a potential introduction of a right-to-work bill.

Read the whole story at Crain's Detroit Business