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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

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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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

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