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Savings Eyed In Changes In Criminal Justice

Few people would oppose putting more money into roads and schools. But even a perception that officials are being soft on criminals in exchange can be a spoiler

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2014

Pump jacks are seen next to a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fracking On The Discussion Table At W. Bloomfield Township Meeting Wednesday

The township supervisor is calling on lawmakers to change current Michigan law that does not permit local governments to ban or even regulate gas and oil drilling.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2014

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Lawmakers OK Bills To Target Drugged Driving

The Michigan Legislature has given final approval to bills designed to give police more tools to arrest drivers under the influence of drugs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2014

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What Lawmakers Did, Didn’t Do Before Summer Break

Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2014

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Business Lobbyist On Minimum Wage Petition: “We Don’t Have Any Problem Derailing That Effort”

The political battle over the effort to raise the minimum wage in Michigan continues between Lansing and proponents of a petition drive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2014

Lawmakers Pass Bills Deleting ‘Retarded’ From Laws

Lawmakers say the changes will help ensure people with disabilities are treated “for who they really are.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2014

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Group Seeks To Ban Abortion Coverage From Health Plans

Michigan abortion foes have collected enough signatures to put a proposal before lawmakers to ban abortion coverage from health plans unless a separate policy is bought.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/29/2013

Mich. EM Foes Win Ruling In Lawsuit Over Old Law

A federal court on Friday delivered a harsh review of Michigan’s Republican-controlled Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2013

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Michigan Law Could Lead To Fewer Recall Elections

Michigan consistently leads the country in the number of elected officials facing recall, but major changes to its recall rules could change that.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2013

Mich. Legislature Finishes Approving $49B Budget

The $48.7 billion state budget is notable not just for what’s in it but also for what didn’t make the cut — Snyder’s proposed $2.5 billion in new spending for road repairs and health insurance for low-income adults.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2013

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