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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

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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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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Drive Poised To Clear Step

If lawmakers rejected the bill or took no action, it would receive a statewide vote in November 2016.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2015

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Group Initiates Bill To Repeal Michigan Prevailing Wage Law

“It’s time to eliminate this outdated law that unfairly increases the cost of taxpayer-funded construction projects across the state.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2015

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Michigan Senate OKs E-Cigarette Ban For Minors After Veto

Michigan lawmakers are again moving to ban minors from using e-cigarettes despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s continued opposition.

05/20/2015

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Michigan Senate Again Looks To Ban E-Cigarettes For Minors

Michigan is among just seven states where minors can legally buy e-vapor products.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

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Bill Considered In Michigan House Would Help Protect Pets From Domestic Abusers

Michigan House Bill 4478 would allow the person applying for a Personal Protection Order to include his or her pets.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2015

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