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Inside the Capitol dome in Lansing. (credit: istock)

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

(credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

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

(credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

State House Approves Bill To Speed Rape Kit Testing

The bill approved Thursday comes in response to a backlog of roughly 11,000 rape kits discovered in Detroit in 2009.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2014

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Michigan House Approves Funds To Help Settle Detroit Bankruptcy

The Michigan House voted Thursday to spend $195 million to help prevent steep cuts in Detroit retiree pensions and the sale of art.

05/22/2014

A man looks at a painting at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on September 3, 2013. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

House Passes Bill That Would Prevent Renewal Of Tri-County DIA Millage

Supporters of the bill say that the DIA is getting enough money in the “Grand Bargain.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2014

This is what one Michigan road looks like after the recent freeze/thaw cycle. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Michigan Senate Amends Bill To Double Fuel Taxes To Fix Roads

Will a proposed gas tax be the cure to fix Michigan’s ravaged roads?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2014

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Michigan Senate Eyes Bigger Gasoline Tax Increase

The fuel tax could equate to over 42 cents a gallon in five years — more than double the existing tax.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2014

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Michigan Senate Votes To Increase Minimum Wage To $9.20

A Republican bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.20 an hour has passed the Michigan Senate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2014

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