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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

Michigan House OKs Metal Theft Bill After Deal

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the vote was “great news” for his city and other communities struggling with illegal scrappers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014

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Metal Theft Bill Hung Up Despite Leaders’ Push

The legislation would tighten rules in what can be a lucrative scrap metal market, giving police and prosecutors more tools to bolster cases against thieves.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/16/2014

House Passes Gun Records Confidentiality Bills

The House moved to broaden gun owners’ rights Thursday by voting to reaffirm the confidential status of gun records, clarify the definition of “brandishing” a gun and lift a ban on short-barreled rifles.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2014

Abortion Insurance Law Takes Effect In Michigan

The new law requires residents or businesses wanting health insurance coverage for abortions to buy extra coverage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

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Compelling Stories Tie Medical Marijuana To Relief From Symptoms Of Trauma, Disease

The Mayor of the tiny town of Montrose, Michigan put in a plug for medical marijuana dispensaries as a State Senate committee takes testimony on a bill Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

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