04/16/2012 08:19 am ET

Legislators' Agenda Will Test Gov. Rick Snyder's Leadership

By Karen Bouffard

Lawmakers return from their spring break Tuesday — and back into a tug of war with Gov. Rick Snyder over the state budget that started before their vacation.

Snyder and the Legislature have agreed to get the budget done by June 1 — like last year when they delivered the fastest budget in three decades. But with a year's experience under their belts, Republican lawmakers are showing more independence.

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