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Macomb County Exec Challenges ‘Red Headed Stepchild’ Image

According to Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel a 2010 census report confirmed that the county added over 50,000 new residents, the highest growth in the state of Michigan in the last decade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2012

Appeals Court Voids Oakland County Redistricting Law

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld part of a lower court’s ruling involving redistricting in Oakland County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2012

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Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income

New census bureau figures show nearly half of all Americans are barely scraping by on earnings that classify them as either living in poverty or as low-income — the highest total ever.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011

Gary Peters, Hansen Clarke

Congressmen Campaign In New Districts For First Time

A couple of incumbent Democrat Congressmen are campaigning in a re-drawn district for the first time.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2011

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Poverty Continues To Rise In U.S., Now 15.1%

The number of people in the U.S. living in poverty in 2010 rose for the fourth year in a row, while Michigan’s poor got younger.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2011

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Pleasant Ridge In Top 10 For Same-Sex Couples

The community of Pleasant Ridge is among America’s top 10 cities for same-sex couples, with 60 per 1,000 according to new figures from the Census Bureau.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2011

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The Changing Face Of Michigan Families

The days of families, like those depicted on TV in the 60’s are long gone.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

U.S. Reps. Sander Levin (L) of Royal Oak and Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township would be put in the same district for the 2012 election, under legislation signed by Gov. Snyder.

Gov. Snyder Signs Redistricting Legislation

Two Democratic incumbents representing southeast Michigan in Congress will be tossed into the same district for the 2012 election under legislation signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2011

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State Senate Approves Detroit Population Bill

The State Senate has voted to lower the population threshold in Detroit so the city can continue collecting higher income and utility taxes.

06/07/2011

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Michigan House Approves Detroit Population Bill

Legislation crucial to keeping Detroit financially afloat have passed the Michigan House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2011

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