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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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Man Accused Of Threatening Lawmakers To Face Trial

A federal magistrate says a 53-year-old ex-convict from Flint accused of threatening to kill three Michigan members of Congress is competent to stand trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2012

Health Care On Agenda When State Lawmakers Return

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his fellow Republicans could find themselves knee-deep in health care issues Thursday when lawmakers briefly return after a five-week break.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2012

Rally Calls For Law Allowing Concealed Guns Anywhere In State Without Permit

Saturday’s event was aimed at encouraging Michigan lawmakers to join a handful of states where laws generally don’t restrict how or where a gun is carried or require a concealed weapon license.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2012

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Mich. Expects About $300M More In Budget Revenue

Michigan’s budget will have about $300 million more this year than predicted in January, a combination of higher-than-expected tax payments and fewer people receiving Medicaid and welfare benefits, according to state economists.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2012

Michigan To Count Lottery Wins Against Welfare

After twice finding out lottery winners continued to use food stamps after collecting the jackpot, Michigan lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to legislation aimed at making sure it doesn’t happen again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2012

Would You Vote To Raise Mich. Sales Tax If State Axes Gas Tax?

Lawmakers in Lansing are tossing around the idea of eliminating the gas tax in Michigan in favor of raising the state’s sales tax.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012

$1M Lotto Winner Cut From Food Assistance

The state says a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but continued to get food stamps has been removed from a food assistance program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2012

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Michigan House Begins Medical Marijuana Hearings

The Michigan House has started the first in a series of hearings on proposals that supporters say would clarify the state’s voter-approved law allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2012

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