LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Voting begins Sunday by teachers faced with cutting their contract in order to help with a huge budget deficit.

The Lansing Schools Education Association says teachers are voting on pay cuts and increased health insurance premiums in a concessions contract designed to help overcome a $30 million budget deficit.

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The union says voting was began Sunday and runs through Wednesday.

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The union didn’t announce details of the proposal but says as many as 95 of the 150 teachers who got layoff notices will still lose their jobs.

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The Union President says the voting is aimed at meeting a deadline of Thursday for the Lansing School Board to submit a balanced budget.