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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

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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

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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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Man Accused Of Threatening Lawmakers Ruled Incompetent

The Flint man told police hethreatened to kill the lawmakers if they didn’t “do something” about the Michigan Corrections Department, which he blames for health problems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

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Gov. Snyder, GOP Lawmakers Agree To Budget Targets

Lawmakers have an extra $700 million to use in finalizing a roughly $49 billion spending plan thanks to better-than-expected tax collections.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

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Mich. Considers Surveillance Law After Gas Station Clerk Vanishes

Some Michigan lawmakers are considering whether surveillance cameras or other security measures should be required at certain businesses following the disappearance of a 25-year-old mother and gas station night clerk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

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Lawmakers Getting Involved In Detroit Zoo, DIA Tax Dispute

Michigan lawmakers are getting involved in a dispute over whether communities can hold back millage money that voters approved for the Detroit Zoo and Detroit Institute of Arts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

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Sides Clash On Proposal Making Tax Hikes Tougher

Supporters of a ballot proposal facing Michigan voters see a simple solution to the problem of tax increases: Make it harder to raise them. But critics argue that approving Proposal 2 could lead to cuts elsewhere and shift increases to fees or other charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2012

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