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Democrats hold education meeting in advance of conference committee

  The public is invited to an Education Task Force meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Ferndale High School library at 881 Pinecrest about Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposals and their affect on Michigan schools.

  Area Democrats say they're holding the meeting to let the governor know his proposed budget and reforms are unacceptable.
  Participating are state Reps. Ellen Cogen Lipton, D-Huntington Woods, and Rudy Hobbs, D-Lathrup Village, state Sen. Vince Gregory, D-Southfield, and Ferndale Schools Superintendent Gary Meier.

  They are asking residents to bring written copies of their statements, questions or concerns. They're also asking residents to sign an online petition against school aid cuts at
  At 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, a House-Senate conference committee meets to iron out differences between the two chambers on Michigan's school aid budget bill. The legislation is Senate Bill 183.
  The conference committee is three members of the Senate and three from the House. Lipton is the only Democrat from the House on the conference committee.

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