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Michigan House budget rising 5 percent in 2014

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LANSING, Mich. — Lawmakers in the Michigan House will see their office budgets rise 5 percent in 2014. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall made the announcement Wednesday. He says that even with the 5 percent increase for costs like staffers' salaries and office materials, overall House budgets will be $1 million lower than in 2010. Bolger says the economy and...