Choosing between budget cuts and tax hikes should not be the way the Michigan Legislature solves it's self-created $2.8 billion overspending crisis, Senior Legislative Analyst Jack McHugh told the Livingston Daily today.

The Michigan Legislature has until midnight tonight to pass a balanced budget for fiscal 2010, but should consider things like government employee salary and benefits reform and other transformational change rather than just focusing on taxes and program cuts.

Labor Policy Director Paul Kersey addressed the issue similarly, writing in The Detroit News about the need to reform or eliminate the Michigan Public Employee Relations Act.

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