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Snyder, Lawmakers At Odds Over Charitable Gambling

Twenty-two sites have been closed for illegal gambling since 2010, and in recent days authorities found a poker hall where two of four dealers were felons.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2014

GOP Senator Proposes Raising Michigan Minimum Wage To $8.15

The bill would increase the hourly minimum to $8.15 from $7.40, while the minimum for tipped employees would rise a dime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2014

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Road Kill Bill Would Make Claiming Animals Simpler

Getting a drive-through meal could take on new meaning in Michigan if legislation is approved making it easier to take home road kill.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2014

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Gov. Snyder Signs Bill To Block Scrap Metal Thefts

. “By damaging traffic signals, street lights and road signs, these criminals endanger Michiganders,” the governor said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

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Michigan Lt. Gov. Signs Bills Cutting Taxes For Oil Drilling

The new laws lower taxes for drilling projects involving carbon dioxide, a process that has divided environmental groups.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2014

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Lt. Governor Signs Bills Deleting ‘Retarded’ From Michigan Laws

The term appeared 15 times in state laws dealing with everything from mental health to education to crime.

03/28/2014

Michigan Senate Votes To Ease Adoptions, Change Time Limits

The three bills now go to Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2014

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State Senate OKs Raising Age For Prostitution Charges

Lawmakers are trying to combat human trafficking and improve the state’s treatment of victims with a large package of bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014

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Word “Retarded” To Be Eliminated From Michigan Law

The term, in its different forms, appears on the books 15 times.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014

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Medical Marijuana Bills Would OK Edibles, Dispensaries

More than five years after Michigan voters legalized medical marijuana, advocates say gaps in the law cause needless confusion and prosecution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2014

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