CHICAGO -- A teachers union in Michigan has filed suit to force the state to devise an immediate plan to replace $6 billion in property tax revenues to school districts that was eliminated by a bill signed into law last week by Gov. John Engler.

The complaint was filed last Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court by the Michigan Federation of Teachers and School Related Personnel, which represents more than 25,000 school employees, and parents of children who attend schools in Taylor and Dearborn, two communities southwest of Detroit.

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