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Gov. Rick Snyder signs the Fiscal Year 2011-12 budget into law as lawmakers look on.  Pictured left to right: state Sens. Darwin Booher, Tonya Schuitmaker, Bruce Caswell, John Pappageorge, Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Kahn and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville. (credit: Governor's Office)

Top Mich. Laws Of 2013 Led By Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators enacted more than 200 new laws in 2013. Here’s the top 10.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/23/2013

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Mich. Crime Victims Get More Notice Under New Law

A law signed this week by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley requires that Michigan crime victims be notified of certain situations involving the defendants who perpetrated crimes against them.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2013

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Michigan Governor Signs New Emergency Manager Law

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law that gives distressed communities the ability to choose an emergency manager or other remedies to fix their finances.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/27/2012

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Mich. Dems Seek Repeal Of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

More than a dozen Democratic Michigan House members have introduced legislation to repeal the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law after the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2012

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New Law Bans Docking Boats At Road Ends Overnight

Boaters no longer will be able to tie up overnight at spots where public roads end on lakes and other waterways under a measure signed into law this week by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2012

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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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Michigan Ministers Sue To Stop US Hate Crime Law

A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is taking up the claim of three Michigan ministers that a federal hate crime law infringes on their First Amendment rights and should be declared unconstitutional.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2012

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Mich. Beer Keg Tag Law Takes Effect

Buying a keg of beer now requires a little more paperwork. Starting Tuesday, beer kegs are required to be sold with tags that can identify who bought them.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2011

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Mich. Beer Kegs Will Require Tags Starting Nov. 1

Police across the state are getting a new crime fighting tool to catch people who give minors alcohol.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2011

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Politician: Too Many Abuse Medical Marijuana Law

A state lawmaker says he thinks people have figured out how to get prescriptions for medical marijuana and are using it recreationally and not as medicine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2011

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