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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

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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


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


Lottery Prizes May Factor Into Welfare Rules

Lottery and other gambling winnings would factor into eligibility for welfare assistance under legislation approved Tuesday by the Republican-led Michigan House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2012

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Michigan House OKs More Bills To Trim Judgeships

chigan lawmakers have approved more bills aimed at reducing the number of probate, district and circuit court judgeships statewide through attrition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/15/2012