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Bills Propose $195 Million Payment To Detroit From State’s Savings Account

Lawmakers introduced legislation late Thursday to use about $195 million from Michigan’s savings account to help bankrupt Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2014

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Bills Pending Propose $195M State Lump Sum Payment To Detroit

“Kevyn Orr is in the governor’s office right now, calling in individual lawmakers, trying to explain why they need to vote yes,”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2014

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Proposed Bill Would Outlaw ‘Revenge Porn’ In Michigan

State Senator Rick Jones has co-sponsored legislation making it illegal to post sexually graphic pictures of someone without their written permission.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2014

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Michigan Senate Votes To Use Tobacco Taxes For Capitol Fund

Legislation unanimously approved Wednesday would redistribute revenue from taxes on cigarettes

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2014

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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

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