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Michigan Lawmakers Pick GOP, Democratic Leaders

Upbeat Republican lawmakers chose new, potentially more conservative leaders Thursday to help set their agenda in 2015 and beyond in a Legislature where the majority GOP will have an even bigger footprint.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2014

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Dems, GOP Vie For Control Of Michigan Legislature

The fight for House control in the Nov. 4 election will determine the ease or difficulty with which Republican Gov. Rick Snyder or Democratic challenger Mark Schauer can enact his agenda in the next Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2014

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Michigan House OKs Measure Allowing Wolf Hunting

A panel will now decide whether to allow continued wolf hunts, instead of leaving the matter up to the voters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2014

Stephanie Chang (third from left) with supporters. (Credit: Stephanie Chang For State Representative/Facebook)

Asian Woman Could Be 1st In Michigan Legislature

Stephanie Chang, who was born and raised in the Detroit area after her parents came from Taiwan, is co-founder and past president of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote-Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2014

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What Lawmakers Did, Didn’t Do Before Summer Break

Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2014

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Michigan Legislature Adjourns Without Gas Tax Hike

Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, yet also has some of the country’s highest taxes at the pump.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014

Mich. Legislature Returns After Monthlong Break

The Senate’s first action is expected to be approving a resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the North American International Auto Show.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2014

Mich. Legislature Finishes Approving $49B Budget

The $48.7 billion state budget is notable not just for what’s in it but also for what didn’t make the cut — Snyder’s proposed $2.5 billion in new spending for road repairs and health insurance for low-income adults.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2013

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Michigan Panel OKs 3% Raise For K-12 Schools

Michigan’s public schools would get about 3 percent more and it’s community colleges and universities about 2 percent more in overall funding next fiscal year under measures approved by Republican-led budget panels last week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2013

Michigan Legislature Starts Passing Budget Plans

Michigan lawmakers are taking significant steps toward passing the next state budget, expected to total about $48 billion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013

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