CHICAGO - Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm yesterday unveiled a $44.2 billion 2010 budget that includes more than 1,500 layoffs, spending cuts to prisons and education, and reliance on $500 million in federal stimulus dollars.

The various measures were proposed in an effort to bring down the state's $1.6 billion deficit - a shortfall that had caught fiscal officials by surprise, coming only a year after significant tax increases. Michigan is currently operating under a $44.4 billion 2009 budget.

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