LANSING (AP) – Republican Speaker Kevin Cotter and other members of the Michigan House will stay in session to vote on legislation instead of attending the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual policy conference on Mackinac Island.

The meeting is scheduled for May 31-June 3. Legislators typically do not vote on the Thursday so they can attend the meeting that attracts politicians, business leaders and others.

READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time

Cotter’s spokesman says he will be at the Capitol “voting on the bills we’ve got on the floor” and working on the next state budget and a restructuring of Detroit’s ailing school district. Gov. Rick Snyder and senators are still expected to attend the conference.

READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?

The chamber has been outspoken in its criticism of the House’s plan to address Detroit Public Schools’ troubles and instead supports the Senate’s proposal.

MORE NEWS: Trump Endorses Election Fraud Lawyer For Michigan AG

© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.