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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

The Michigan House met late into the night as Republicans tried to muster enough votes to pass a $500 million plan to restructure the ailing Detroit school district.

House lawmakers emerged from hours of private meetings late Wednesday and were working on a plan that's supposed to deal with the district's debt and assuage teachers' fears that they won't be paid.

But the plan, which a House committee approved earlier this week, doesn't include a commission that would have the authority to approve which schools would open and close. That's a key part of a plan the Senate has approved, but a point of contention for some House Republicans. Both chambers are GOP-controlled.

House Minority Leader Tim Greimel says Democrats maintain "unanimous" opposition to the House plan because it does nothing to fix the district's problems and doesn't return local control.
 

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