CHICAGO — Gov. Rick Snyder dodged a bullet Friday when a divided Michigan Supreme Court affirmed his controversial move to tax retirement income, a measure that balances the two-month-old 2012 budget and is part of the Republican governor’s ambitious overhaul of the state’s tax code.

The court did strike down one provision of the new law, which will mean the loss of $60 million in expected revenue this fiscal year and $91 million in 2013. Meanwhile, opponents, including public employee unions and AARP, said they may take their challenge to federal court.

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