CHICAGO -- Michigan won the second round in a legal fight to eliminate a $230 million general assistance program from its fiscal 1992 budget when the state appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court ruling that reinstated the program.

John Truscott, a spokesman for Gov. John Engler, said the appeals court decision "helps eliminate a cloud that was hanging over our heads."

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