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Lawmaker Plans Bill To Reinstate Michigan’s Fireworks Ban

Tired of all those fireworks shooting off in your neighborhood? Turns out — you’re not alone.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2014

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Michigan Law Restores Tuition Aid To National Guard Members

Gov. Rick Snyder said the new tuition benefit is a “key way” to give back to military members.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2014

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Gov. Snyder OKs Rules For Testing Rape-Evidence Kits

The law is a result of the 2009 discovery of more than 11,000 untested sexual assault kits recovered from a Detroit police storage facility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2014

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Gov. Snyder Signs Law To End Driver Responsibility Fees

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law to gradually eliminate extra “responsibility” fees that are imposed on drivers for certain traffic offenses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2014

Gov. Rick Snyder signs breastfeeding legislation. (credit: michigan.gov)

Snyder Signs Laws Ensuring Right To Breastfeed

Michigan now has a law ensuring that women have the right to breastfeed their babies in public.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2014

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Michigan Legislature OKs $53.2 Billion Budget

The legislation – approved 100-10 in the House and 24-12 by the Senate – includes nearly $37.5 billion for all general funding not including an overall 4 percent increase for K-12 schools, universities and community colleges that was approved late Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2014

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State Lawmakers Rush To Try To Reach Deal On Road Repair Funding

Time is running out for lawmakers to get a deal done to fix the crumbling roads before their self-imposed summer break.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2014

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Mich. Lawmakers Hike K-12 Funding, Nix Standardized Test

Michigan will spend 4 percent more next year on public schools and pause plans to replace its standardized test with one being developed by a group of states, under a K-12 budget headed toward final approval this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2014

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House Committee Approves $8.50 Minimum Wage Bill

A House panel is supporting legislation to raise the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour after the Senate passed a $9.20 per hour plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2014

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Rape Kit Testing Rules Move Forward In Mich. Legislature

When 11,000 untested rape kits were discovered in Detroit in 2009, Michigan officials faced two major questions going forward…

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2014

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