LANSING (AP) – A package of bills that would raise speed limits on some Michigan highways has stalled in the House.

The House was a few votes short of passing the main piece Wednesday, which would have revved up speed limits to 75 mph on 600 miles of rural highways. Leaders stopped the voting.

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Rep. Bradford Jacobsen, a Republican from Oxford, says he might drop a provision that would allow the state to consider 80 mph limits on some roads.

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The legislation would raise the speed limit to 60 mph on 900 miles of highway.

Jacobsen says police officers have told him that a 75 mph speed limit is safe in some areas because drivers already are traveling at that speed.

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