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Michigan State Senate Chamber in Lansing (credit: istock)

Michigan Senators Spar Over Juneteenth Slavery Resolution

Democratic Sen. Bert Johnson said attempting to change the wording is a form of “white privilege.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2015

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Michigan Senate OKs 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads [Podcast]

It was a close one, with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley serving as a tie-breaker.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2015

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Michigan Senate Panel OKs 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads

The full Senate could vote on the plan Wednesday.

06/30/2015

Like a pedal pub, this "Bierbike" in Hamburg, Germany allows riders to drink beer and drive the bike with their feet. (credit: istock)

Michigan Lawmakers OK Bill Allowing Alcohol On ‘Pedal Pubs’

Pedal pubs are becoming increasingly popular modes of transportation for shuttling passengers between tourist attractions such as breweries and wineries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2015

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Michigan Legislature Poised To End Movie Incentives Program

The Michigan Legislature is close to ending an incentives program used to entice the production of movies, TV shows and video games in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2015

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Michigan Tax Credit For Low-Wage Earners May Be Eliminated

House Republicans voted last week to end the earned income tax credit as part of a $1.2 billion road-funding plan, saving at least $115 million a year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2015

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Michigan Lawmakers OK Adoption Refusals On Religious Grounds

The legislation passed Michigan’s Republican Legislature despite objections that it would permit discrimination against gay couples and others.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2015

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Road Funding Plan Would Raise Fees On Hybrid, Electric Cars In Michigan

The motive behind the increases is that owners of electric and hybrid vehicles don’t pay as much as other drivers toward the state gas tax, which supports road repairs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2015

Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

House Committee To Vote On Michigan Road Funding Package

The bills have been criticized because they would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2015

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Michigan House OKs Bill To Allow Anonymous Lottery Winners

Michigan residents who win multi-state lotteries could remain anonymous under a bill moving through the Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2015

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